TV reporter Margot Glinn has seen the worst that society has to offer, but nothing compares to the evil she's uncovered that leads right back to her workplace.
In danger and alone, she must warn an unsuspecting public of a cataclysmic event that mirrors one of the darkest days in history.
When rival reporter, Joel Kellerman, becomes an unexpected ally, desire burns hotter as the forces of their enemy grow stronger.
Pulled deep into the conflict, they create a firestorm they may not be able to outrun. One man aims to destroy her. Another will heal her soul.
Can these two lovers save a city, or will a bloodbath seal their fate?
"Dark Flames Rising was a fast-pacing and engaging read! I will say that it was not at all what I expected when I picked it up. The story follows Margot, a strong-willed journalism intern trying to make a name for herself, as she finds herself caught up in a horrific murder plot. The story is an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, a little romance. The author does a great job of unfolding the plot carefully so that you’re constantly flipping the pages wanting to know what it all means! The second half of the book had me turning pages like crazy. One thing I loved was the pacing. The author plays with short chapters and brief scenes—the necessary information told succinctly. For this type of book, it works perfectly.
I also thought each character had a strong voice and there was a great balance between action and dialogue. The bad guys are definitely bad guys you HATE. At least I did. The author definitely doesn’t shy away from strong themes (we’re dealing with violent, sadistic killers here) but he balances out giving details and leaving some to the imagination perfectly.
Definitely recommend this book!"
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Well. This was definitely a more emotional and intense read that I’ve picked up in a while. This was a very beautiful read and I think the author did an amazing job on this book and touching upon very sensitive topics that are usually very difficult to tackle. There are tons of topics that are touched upon in the book, homophobia, racism, misogyny and many other topics you would generally see in something like a thriller book. Thrillers are very much so one of my favourite genres to pick up, so it’s no secret that this was something that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. As I was reading the book, I came across many characters, many awful, some in difficult situations and things very typical in a thriller. I think the author did an amazing job with the story itself. The author clearly thought the process through because never did I feel like it was lacking in some areas and the character arcs were amazing. It’s rare I get attached to many characters but in this case I definitely did. This was an easy 5 out of 5 stars read and I will definitely check out more works from this author. What a thought provoking book. Excellent!
I quite enjoyed reading this book. It's been an interesting and enthralling adult thriller with different characters' perspectives ... villains included. I kind of expected the story to be a little more quick through some points but overall I loved the message the author was trying to pass. The image of these amazing women finding their way through a men's world ,where they're treated as less than objects, with claws and nails it's something we should read about more often. But it gave also the idea that despite the existence of those terrible beasts , because by that point they're not even men anymore, there is still hope for something better given the presence of some very kind-hearted and caring people that will be there , right when you need it. I liked how the mystery itself unraveled between expected and unexpected turns.