Darkness on the Edge of Town
by Brian Keene
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Leisure Books Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780843960914
Date: 26 January 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In the twinkling of an eye, the bucolic town of Walden, Virginia becomes surrounded by a cold, impenetrable darkness. All communication with the rest of the world ceases to exist. Electricity, sunlight, rain and even the stars vanish as though they never existed. Robbie Higgins and his friends soon discover that the darkness is an ancient creature; it feeds on fear and poisons the minds of men, causing them to commit atrocious acts against one another. Their attempts to escape lead to death and destruction. Law and order break down in Walden. Life becomes Hell on Earth as citizens struggle to survive in the darkness of a nightmare from which no one can awake. From official release/information:
From back of book: One morning the residents of Walden, Virginia, woke up to find that the rest of the world was gone. Just...gone. Surrounding their town was a wall of inky darkness, casting Walden into permanent night. Nothing can get in, no light, no people, not even electricity or radio or TV signals. And no one can get out. No one who dared to penetrate the mysterious barrier has ever been seen again. Only their screams were heard. But for some of the residents-turned-prisoners of Walden, even the fear of that unseen death can't keep them from trying to escape this living purgatory.
(Source: Leisure Books)