Dark Times

Dark Times

3.2 68
by S.D. Gripton
     
 

Dave Lewis is a cop who has been crushed by the personal tragedies that have happened to him. He just wants to drink the pain away. Mariska Masekova is his beautiful Irish/Hungarian housekeeper who has both the temper and the steadfastness of both nationalities, and who tries her best to help Dave. D.S. Chrissie Holland is the one tasked with bringing Dave back

Overview

Dave Lewis is a cop who has been crushed by the personal tragedies that have happened to him. He just wants to drink the pain away. Mariska Masekova is his beautiful Irish/Hungarian housekeeper who has both the temper and the steadfastness of both nationalities, and who tries her best to help Dave. D.S. Chrissie Holland is the one tasked with bringing Dave back into the force because once upon a time he was a brilliant cop. The three of them go on the hunt for a merciless arsonist who cares nothing for property or life, killing almost randomly, but killing women and children without a care. a cold-hearted killer who has revenge in her sights. Except those in power don't believe in what they're doing, time is lost, people die needlessly but Dave, Mariska and Chrissie persevere, they make people believe. But will they apprehend the arsonist in time to save lives? And who is to help the ghost of the child caught between life and death and crying out for release. Another exiting crime novel from the imagination of s.d. gripton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032957485
Publisher:
S.D. Gripton
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
A Dave and Mariska Caper Novel , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
227,598
File size:
335 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

S.D. Gripton novels and real crime books are written by Dennis Snape, who is married to Sally who originate from North Wales and Manchester respectively and who met 18 years ago. I work very hard to make a reading experience a good one, with good plots and earthy language. I enjoy writing and hope readers enjoy what I have written. I thank everyone who has ever looked at at one of my books.

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Dark Times 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unsatisfying, inexplicable, and annoying ending, otherwise, would have given this a 4 or 5. The authors passed by a logical ending, continued, and then ended the book as if they were fed up with writing it, ran out of time, or didn't know where to take it from there. If the idea is to follow with a sequel, don't annoy your readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would give it a four star except that this book takes the cake on one of the worst endings of any book I've ever read and I've read lots!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put the book down. I got to the ending and thought it was a joke. I could not believe that such a good storyline could receive such a poor ending. I am afraid to read anything else by this author brcause i do not want to be disappointed again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Although slow at times. But no explanation or finish to story. Wished i'd never read.
NookaholicAC More than 1 year ago
Three stars is good........ Good up until the end. Left me hanging. I was loving the book and then.... on page 697/698 it dropped off to a dismal end. Not even the promise of a sequal that I can tell. Because of this disappointment I will not read from this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read the reviews first, oh, how I wish I had. I was excited over the length of this book and the overview made it sound so promising. It started off slow and then the pace picked up. I was really getting into the story despite the many editing problems. I could hardly wait to get to the ending. Well...I still can't wait, but will have too, perhaps forever, because this novel did not have a conclusion of any kind. I do not even consider this a book as it just stopped. There was not any closure of any threads what so ever. What a waste of time. There isn't even a sequal to wrap up all the loose ends. I do not recommend this book to any readers of any age. If forced, I would say adults only. This is not chick lit. There are adult themes and some pretty graphic details of murder and violence. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Wish the ending was better. Hope there is a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked for a sequel since the writer forgot to end the story. I felt I waisted my time reading this book.
lcwiltshire More than 1 year ago
Great book. Had me hooked, so I HAD to get the next two. Was not dissapointed. I am ready for a 4th book in the series!
waterchildCS More than 1 year ago
I hate it when a good book (even with typos)has an ending that doesn't end with you knowing "they all lived happily ever after. Without giving the end away, you don't know what happens to the main characters. Will there be another book with them in it? Will try another from this author just to see if all the endings are like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hooked starting with page 1 - never suspected the ending - one of the best books i have read - could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it and enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a very dragging beginning of this book, the author chooses to end it in this fashion! If this is the best that he can do, then I will be reading no more of his books!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Even though for a mystery and knowing who the killer was it kept you guessing what would happen next. I liked the main charactors and how the author showed them as being realalistic in today's world. The ending was the best. Who now?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Revolting ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story until the last few pages. I can appreciate a surprise ending but this one was just awful! I feel intensely let down by the author. I would like to give this a five star rating but not with the as-written conclusion. Please rewrite the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't mind not having all the questions answered, but that was one of the MOST DISAPOINTING, SUCKY, LET-DOWN ENDINGS EVER!!!!!! I did like the rest of it though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needed an editor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really lookimg forward to giving my review on this book. The beginning was a bit draggy, but once you got past the first 20 pages you were sucked in to a well written story that would keep you guessing until the end. And then I reached the end of the story, and was completely disappointed. As others have pointed out it felt like the author ran out of steam and slapped the last couple of pages together without really giving you an ending. It felt like a cheat. While not to the degree this book disappointed me, I have noticed in these free smashwords books, that authors who are striving to write a series tend to leave the endings in the books too open ended and without finish. They would do much better to write each book so that it can stand on it's own, leaving the reader with a sense of completion and an anticipation for the next book in the series. You want to read what next will happen and not be left just hanging unresolved. I really would recommend to the author to re-work the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really different writing and thinking. I cant really say i liked it because of the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book i did not want to put down. Good plot and good writing. But why that ending. Did the author get tired and decide to quit disappointing is a sequel in the works please And make sure the editor is not sleeping this time a lot of incorrect spelling and wrong words used. Overall recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Believable, surprise ending, good characters. I recomend this book for crime readers everywhere.
rettajay More than 1 year ago
i thought the book was really interesting but i thought the ending was horrible. why would an author just leave u hanging like that without a sequel or any indication of what happened to the other characters... i do not think i will read any more books by s.d. gripton....