The darkest time of night: William Chance & Lynn Roseworth Series, Book 1
Investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people's lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable. "The lights took him."
When the seven-year-old grandson of U.S. Senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, "The lights took him," and then never speaks again.
As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband's political career.
In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors; messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light.
Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found.
But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her, and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time.
Jeremy Finley's debut The Darkest Time of Night was hailed by People magazine and the NY Post as one of the best books of the summer of 2018, was named to the Lariat list as one of the top 25 outstanding books of the year, and described by NPR as "a hugely satisfying, while still mystifying, suspense novel."
June 2018 SIBA Okra Selection
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-21 14:06:55PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-21 14:13:00PM|
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|detailed_location_school||MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||"Anchor and investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people's lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable. When four-year-old William vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, "The lights took him," and then never speaks again. With these words, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband's political career. As Lynn and her best friend Roxy revisit the secrets of her long-buried past to find clues that will lead to William, they'll get ensnared in a much larger conspiracy. The truth is hidden for a reason, and not even a grandmother's love may be enough to save her grandson from what is coming for them all. Author Jeremy Finley was inspired to write this story after interviewing so many families of missing people for stories and seeing how far people will go to try to find their loved ones. He combined this experience with that of his mother-in-law, who was a secretary in an astronomy department, like Lynn, for professors who researched UFOs and were featured in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". The Darkest Time of Night is fast-paced debut full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and alien fans alike"--|
|owning_location_school||MLK Jr. Magnet|
Conspiracies -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction
Missing children -- Fiction
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The Darkest Time of Night A Novel
The Darkest Time of Night William Chance & Lynn Roseworth Series, Book 1
The darkest time of night / Jeremy Finley
|title_short||The darkest time of night|
|title_sub||William Chance & Lynn Roseworth Series, Book 1|
Grandparent and child