THE DARKEST HOUR
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.