Darker Things [NOOK Book]

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Craig Lockman...

No one had called him that in fifteen years.

Not since his days at the Agency. Not since he was trained to kill creatures that were supposed to exist only in nightmares.

Yet the teenage girl on his doorstep not only knows his real name, she claims she's his daughter.

Before Lockman can learn how the girl found him, he's ...

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Darker Things

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Overview

Craig Lockman...

No one had called him that in fifteen years.

Not since his days at the Agency. Not since he was trained to kill creatures that were supposed to exist only in nightmares.

Yet the teenage girl on his doorstep not only knows his real name, she claims she's his daughter.

Before Lockman can learn how the girl found him, he's attacked by a black-ops team of assassins. But these aren't ordinary killers—they're heavily armed vampires sent by his most hated enemy.

Forced on the run, Lockman protects his daughter from an onslaught of horrors while searching for who betrayed him and why. The investigation leads him to Detroit, where he unwittingly sets a plan into motion that could trigger a paranormal apocalypse and cost him his soul.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045714334
  • Publisher: Paradox Publications
  • Publication date: 4/29/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,190
  • File size: 418 KB

Meet the Author

An accidental nomad, Rob Cornell grew up in suburban Detroit, then spent five years living in Los Angeles before moving to Chicago to receive a BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College. He has traveled full circle, now living in rural southeast Michigan with his wife, two kids, and dog, Kinsey—named after Sue Grafton’s famous detective. In between moving and writing, he’s worked all manner of odd jobs, including lead singer for an acoustic cover band and a three-day stint as assistant to a movie producer after which he quit because the producer was a nut job.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    paranormal thriller

    DARKER THINGS starts with an explosive opening. Craig Lockman finds out he has a teenage daughter. That same daughter has unwittingly led commando vampires to his door. Lockman accepts Jessie immediately, never questioning whether she really is his daughter. By the time they escape the vampires a few pages later, they are already solidly a team. They are very appealing characters--Lockman tries his hardest to be tough while Jessie completely flummoxes him by being herself. The two of them battle vampires and other creatures of the night in a cross-country chase that takes them from California to Detroit and forces Lockman to examine a past he thought he left behind.

    DARKER THINGS is a true cross-genre novel, combining the best of thriller and horror conventions while being a slave to neither. If I had to pick one, I would call it a thriller because of the pacing. The heroes are rarely out of danger for long and the reader is breathless while pages fly. While it's a foregone conclusion that Lockman will vanquish evil and win back the love of his life, I was constantly guessing how it would happen through the book's many twists.

    The reading experience was smooth, with only a few editing hiccups. (Twice the author used the word "conscious" when he meant "conscience.") Overall, there were no major problems to pull me out of a fast-paced, enjoyable read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    Fantastic Read!!

    Darker Things is a wonderful read, well written and planned out. The storyline is gripping and exciting, and the characters were believable and honest without being too dramatic or false. Can't wait to read more in the series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

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    An author to add to my list

    Has vampires, check. Has compelling relationship and characters, check. Has fast-moving plot/action, check. I was really excited to read this book and then discovered that the author was turned down by regular publishing because of it's genre-bending nature. I love genre-benders! I like his writing and will be checking out his other books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Great Thriller!

    I bought this book because Rob Cornell followed me on Twitter, and I thought I would check out his work. I thought Darker Things sounded intriguing, so I took a chance on an author unknown to me. I was NOT disappointed. This book is filled with adventure, scary paranormal creatures, and some really nasty humans, with a little bit of emotional baggage thrown in. This thriller held me captive through the whole story, and I was really sorry to see it end. I can't wait to read the sequel!

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Thrilling, unique take on the supernatural

    Rob Cornell does a good job guiding us through the premise of this book, presumably the first in a series called The Lockman Chronicles.

    I thought it was an interesting take on the whole supernatural "genre", for lack of a better word, and was drawn into the story immediately by the strong action and questions raised in the prologue/preface.

    As Alice said, "curiouser and curiouser!"

    The action was good, but didn't get in the way of the story's development (at least to me). The teenager in the book was a pain-in-the-ass, but what teenager isn't? Realistically written, to my mind. Nothing offensive, and I didn't find myself skipping pages to get to the good parts, which is always a litmus test for me for an author I haven't read before.

    There were a few mistakes in word choice (e.g. a car has brakes, not breaks) and the occasional other grammar or punctuation slip, and I would've liked to have seen a table of contents built into the book, but overall, this was a well-edited and even more importantly, well-written, story. It's a good length for a novel, and for $2.99, you can't beat the value.

    I recommend this book for a good horror/suspense read with a unique take on the idea of the supernatural and magic, and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    Holy wow!!

    This is a REALLY good awesome book! I am an avid book reader and was recommended this book by a complete stranger...LOL she knows who she is. Anyway, this book will always stay in my library. If I had 10 hands thats how many thumbs up I would give it. I can NOT wait for the new one, which I will buy as a birthday present to myself!!! :) :)

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