In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed novel that grabbed fans of X-Files and Stranger Things, Jeremy Finley returns with another thriller full of aliens and government cover-ups.
For most of his life, William Chance has been the living proof that his grandmother and her fellow researchers into missing people were right all along about the terror from the stars. Now, he’s avoiding the limelight and hiding out from everyone, including his family. He knows he can avoid everything, except for the nightmares: fires, storms, disease and violence – he dreams of it all.
When he’s suddenly exposed, he finds that the media, government operatives and renegade true believers are desperate to find him, but he has another mission. Joined by a girl with terrifying abilities, he begins a desperate journey across the United States to find the others who share his dreams to stop what could be the final days of the world.
Jeremy Finley’s debut The Darkest Time of Night was called “outstanding” in a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a June 2018 SIBA Okra Selection. Now, he continues the story of Lynn and William, fifteen years later in a new fast-paced novel full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.
About the Author
Jeremy Finley's investigative reporting has resulted in criminal convictions, legislative hearings before the U.S. Congress, the payout of more than a million dollars to scam victims, and the discovery of missing girls. The winner of twenty regional Emmys and Edward R. Murrow awards, he is also the winner of a national Headliner award, a national Edward. R Murrow award and a two-time recipient of the IRE award (recognizing the best in investigative journalism). He is the chief investigative reporter at the NBC affiliate in Nashville, TN, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh this book was real good! If you enjoyed the x files you will enjoy this. It is the second book in this series and is mainly about William although some of the characters from the first book are in here as well as new characters. You can read this book as a standalone but I would recommend reading the first book before so you get more enjoyment and to know better what is going on. This book is set 15 years on from the first William has been found and is being chased by aliens, govenment and conspiracies bound! A good thriller with plenty of twists. Really good details and storyline.fast paced and nail bitting in parts. So fun to read.
This is an excellent thriller, and it's suspenseful throughout the entire book. I strongly identified with the main character. I couldn't put this book down. I really liked the ending with it's twists. I don't know what I would've done in the same circumstances. It makes you wonder exactly what the alien abductions are for and what they accomplish. I will definitely follow this author, and I can't wait to read more of his books.
I was a fan of the first book- largely because of William's grandmother Lynn and her friend Roxy, who were just terrific characters doing everything they could to find William. This sequel is focused on William, now an adult, who is a conduit for the human weapons. The aliens are still out there, there are four other conduits, Lynn and Roxy are still trying to sort things out, everyone is trying to escape not only the government but also Quincy, an evil Dr No style billionaire= whew! I didn't enjoy this as much as the first one but it was a good read in part because I was invested in William etc. Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. I think this would be fine as a standalone (Finley makes sure you have the basic- which were great reminders for me, btw). Fans of sci-fi might argue it's not sci-fi enough but it works well for those of us who only dip n and out of the genre.