Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Other Side of Dark


Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Title: The Side of Dark
Number of Pages: 185
Publication Date: 1986
Genre: YA/Mystery-Thriller
Synopsis: "Stacy wakes up in a room that's not hers, in a body she doesn't recognize, to discover she's been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead--murdered--and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness to her mother's murder. She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity..."

The Other Side of Dark was so good that I could barely put it down. It also doesn't hurt that it's by one of my favorite authors. I picked it up at the library on a whim, and boy am I glad that I did. Plus I couldn't recall if I had ever read it.
The Other Side of Dark was amazing. I could barely put it down because I wanted to know who shot her and killed her just as badly as Stacy did.I will say that I never suspected her new "friend" of being a bad guy or having anything to do with her accident. Which made me happy when I find out that I had judged him right as a good person.
The thing I liked about The Other Side of Dark was how you could literally feel how much Stacy hated the guy who ruined her life and how she wanted to bring him to justice no matter what the cost.
The only thing that really makes it obvious that the book was written in the 80's is the description of the hair and they way they wear their jeans, but other than those two minor points it's still a well written story.
The end of the book was most satisfactory, without being corny and bringing down the book.

The Other Side of Dark earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.
Orchid
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1. The Other Side of Dark was borrowed from the library.

2 comments:

  1. I must try this author because once again this sounds like a book I would love!

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  2. Haven't heard of this one but I love a good mystery. Thanks!

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