9/19/2014

The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa Book Review

Another paranormal book was sent my way for reviewing purposes. As you all know, I love reading paranormal books. I was anxious to read this one.


Title: The Dazzling Darkness
Author: Paula Cappa
Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Synopsis:

A secret lies buried beneath the haunting statuary in Old Willow Cemetery. In Concord, Massachusetts, the surrounding woods are alive with the spirits of transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. Elias Hatch, the cemetery keeper, is the last of modern-day transcendentalists. Does he know the secret power buried in Old Willow Cemetery? Would he reveal it? 
Next door to this cemetery is a lovely gabled house. When the Brooke family moves in, the secret of Old Willow strikes. 
On a cold afternoon in March, five-year-old Henry Brooke does not arrive home from the school bus stop. Antonia Brooke is frantic her child is missing, or—the unspeakable—stolen. Adam Brooke spends a harrowing night searching the Concord woods, fear gripping him as hours pass with no leads. 
Finally, a police dog tracks Henry’s scent inside Old Willow Cemetery. Detective Mike Balducci suspects that Elias Hatch knows the truth about what happened to Henry. Balducci knows Hatch’s metaphysical beliefs. What Balducci discovers buried in the cemetery is beyond the grave, beyond apparitions or shadowy drifts rushing through the pine trees. 

There are the dazzled faces in the darkened air … and their secret. 

The Dazzling Darkness is a paranormal mystery.

My Thoughts
I really like the cover of this book. It really goes well with the story...
This book had me intrigued from the beginning. It immediately grabbed my attention as soon as I read about a little boy's disappearance. 
The pain a family- a mother, father, and sister must feel to lose their son/brother, and so young.
The multiple strange/unexplainable events and other characters sharing some sort of connection that the family just can't seem to put their finger on...The frustration, the pain of the loss, the horror. 
There are spirits, a lot of talk about death, and also magic and suspense.
As a mother of a little boy myself, I could not possibly imagine myself in the same situation. I would want to do EVERY single thing in my power to find my son. I wouldn't give up, no matter what.
Paula Cappa wrote a really good book with a ton of clues scattered throughout that don't really add up until you get toward the end. At no point during the book did I know exactly what to expect. There were so many surprising parts. It definitely kept me wanting to complete it. Then, when I finally thought I understood exactly what was going on, I was in for an even bigger surprise at the very end.
It was a sad and mysterious book, entirely worth reading.

Paula Cappa's The Dazzling Darkness is available for purchase on Amazon!
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**Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All words expressed here are 100% my own.**