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THE DARKEST HOUR
Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
The Darkest Hour is a truly sad story. It has the necessary happily ever after, but the premise is heart wrenching and it takes a while to see the sunshine. There’s no doubt Banks is an excellent writer. She creates rich characters and true tension. The hero’s motives and conflict are apparent and his character is strong, but the heroine takes her time growing into the person readers want her to be. It would have been better if she’d been less of a damsel in distress and more like the woman we see near the end.
Ethan Kelly believes his wife is dead and that he was a terrible husband. Their fighting and the way he treated her before she died haunts him. A year after her death, he receives a letter suggesting that his wife Rachel is still alive. With the help of his brothers, part of the super-elite Kelly Group International, he rescues her from captivity. Addicted to the drugs her kidnappers were feeding her, she’s lost most of her memories. As they begin to trickle back, Ethan hopes she’ll forgive him and give him a second chance to love her the way he should have. As the memories return, Rachel’s life is in danger because there are some things she’s not meant to remember. The brothers of KGI rally to uncover the truth before it’s too late for Ethan and Rachel. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Annette Elton
Publisher: BERKLEY SENSATION
Published: September 2010