The Darkling

The Darkling

Book - 2013
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In the 1940s, Coden, Alabama was a hideaway for movie stars - an isolated playground tucked among live oaks and placid bay waters where pleasure and vice could be indulged. By the summer of 1974 Coden's glamour has faded, but it doesn't bother Mimi Bosarge, who is just happy to have a job as a live-in tutor with the wealthiest family in town, the Hendersons. When the Hendersons generously open their arms to Annie, a troubled teenager with no recollection of her past, Mimi's greatest concern is creating a curriculum for the family's new ward. But it soon becomes obvious that something is wrong. Annie seems suspiciously savvy for her young age, and Mimi can't quell the unnerving sense that there is something malicious about the waiflike beauty.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2013
ISBN: 9781605984582
1605984582
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 24 cm

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franque
Mar 16, 2015

Though I couldn't put it down, I have trouble being enthusiastic in recommending this book. The writing seemed to get lazier & lazier towards the end. Also there could have been more hints as to the "reality" of the situation rather than having to decide if Mimi really saw some of the things she did. The 1st half was creepy as heck, I'll give you that!

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MissEavis
Dec 13, 2014

Not a bad story over all. However 1974 or 2014 it would have been the same. I was a little disappointed that the historical details were lacking in order to set the time period up better. All in all a pretty decent scary story...

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