It’s not often I read a book that’s genuinely disturbing. Long After Dark by Greg F. Gifune holds that moniker held high. Suffering from an awful dose of the flu, Harry starts experiencing symptoms worse than a hacking cough and a high fever. Harry’s wife is on yet another business trip. Feeling hurt by his perceived abandonment only serves to heighten his worsening flu.
Worse still is the fact that Harry hasn’t slept in 3 days. Now I’ve had the kind of flu that makes you hallucinate once in my life. It was not pleasant! Combing that will sleep deprivation would be a horrible experience. Gifune writes Harry’s character so well, I almost felt like I was experiencing the same illness.
As a result of his illness and a lack of sleep, Harry sees strange things. Now the question is, is it the illness or is what Harry sees real? Reading this novel as Harry witnesses the strange goings on made me more and more nervous of the strange goings on!
Blow me away! The conclusion of this book knocked me side wards. It offers no explanations or apologies. I love it! At the moment I seem to be picking up books from authors new to me that are just brilliant. Gifune’s writing has the ability to absolutely put you there in the moment. The more Harry was getting scared, the more scared I became! This is what modern horror should be about.
So, for those who love horror and enjoy being scared this is such a great find. I’m really pleased with this discovery! This is an absolute 5 star read!
****Disclaimer – I purchased this book. This is my honest review and all opinions expressed are my own****