Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DarkRoom, book review

Cover of darkroom, by Joshua Graham
 "After scattering her mother's ashes in Vietnam, photojournalist Xandra Carrick comes home to New York to rebuild her life and career. When she experiences supernatural visions that reveal atrocities perpetrated by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, she finds herself entangled in a forty-year-old conspiracy that could bring the nation into political turmoil.

Launching headlong into a quest to learn the truth from her father, Peter Carrick, a Pulitzer Prize Laureate who served as an embedded photographer during the war, Xandra confronts him about a dark secret he has kept—one that has devastated their family.

Her investigations lead her to her departed mother's journal, which tell of love, spiritual awakening, and surviving the fall of Saigon.

Pursued across the continent, Xandra comes face-to-face with powerful forces that will stop at nothing to prevent her from revealing the truth. But not before government agencies arrest her for murder, domestic terrorism and an assassination attempt on the newly elected president of the United States." (excerpt from darkroom fb page)

 My review:
   The one word that comes to mind when describing Darkroom is riveting!
 The search for truth about past events, are coming into view through Xandra's photos, and could cost her her life, as well as those who are trying to protect her.
You're not sure who to trust and are kept wondering what is going to happen next.
  There are a few surprises, especially at the end.
If you like suspense,plots, some romance, and an all around good story, I recommend darkroom, by Joshua Graham.


Another really good book by Joshua Graham, which I also recommend: 
Beyond Justice
* Amazon #1 Bestseller 
*Winner of the 2011 International Book Awards
* Listed in Suspense Magazine's Best of 2010


or, visit his website at:

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I find that suspense, politics and adventure are a great combination. Thanks for reviewing this book, Lori! I have never heard word of this book, but now I may just look into it! ;)