Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Darkroom by Joshua Graham

After scattering her mother's ashes in Vietnam, photojournalist Xandra Carrick comes home to New York to rebuild her life and career. When she experiences supernatural visions that reveal atrocities perpetrated by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, she finds herself entangled in a forty-year-old conspiracy that could bring the nation into political turmoil.

Darkroom is a political thriller that will leave you on the edge-of -your seat.  From page one, I was captivated with Xandra and her story, and that of her parents.  She finds a camera that was her father's and gets visions through the pictures she takes. Darkroom flips from her parent's story in Vietnam and her own story in present day.  Xandra's eventually arrested for a crime she didn't commit, and thus begins her journey of fitting the clues from the pictures and visions to the crime over thirty years old. But can she help solve it before the real murderer X's her out?

Graham does an exceptional job of keeping the reader apprised of the situation - no looking for willy nilly clues as well keeping the timeframes separate and easy for the reader to realize which time they are in - past or present.   With taut-driven suspense, fantastic characters and a page-turning plot with historic values, Darkroom is a must read for any thriller fan!

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this kind review of DARKROOM, which is available in paperback and also for for Kindle
    and Barnes & Noble/Nook

    You might be interested in a short blog post I recently did regarding some inspiration for this book: Here

    If you'd like free sample chapters, please come to my facebook page:

    I'd love to hear from everyone, so please feel free to reach out to me on facebook, my blog, or twitter: @j0shuaGraham


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