Book Review: In the Dark (A Holt Foundation Story #1) by Chris Patchell

My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist to a good novel. In 2015 I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. I live with my boyfriend, two cockatiels, five lovebirds, and two Gouldian finches in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.
Book Review: In the Dark (A Holt Foundation Story #1) by Chris PatchellIn the Dark by Chris Patchell
Narrator: Corey Gagne, Lisa Stathoplos
Series: A Holt Foundation Story #1
Published by Audible Studios on 09-27-17
Genres: Thriller
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobookworm
Buy on Amazon/Audible
Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.

But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…

In the dark.

Single parent Marissa Rooney finds out that her oldest daughter is missing after a Saturday night out. The police doesn’t give importance to the disappearance, since Brooke is young, and it wouldn’t be the first time a young girl goes missing and just comes back home a couple of days later. But Brooke is diabetic, and she has limited insulin with her. Marissa will try to do the impossible to find her daughter, and while looking for her, she discovers that there is another girl missing.

This book got me hooked from the start, I quickly got absorbed by the story and couldn’t stop listening. The book is over 14 hours and it took me less than two days listening to it. The story is intriguing, well paced and with several twists that got me guessing again and again. At some point it was clear who was the abductor, but did not decrease my interest, since I really wished that person was caught in the act.

The characters were not fully developed, but they felt real, and it was easy to