Summary (from Goodreads):
“ The light is darker than you think…
High school student Bobby Pendell already has his hands full—he works almost every night to support his disabled-vet father and gifted little brother. Then he meets the beautiful new girl in town, who just happens to be his boss’s daughter. Bobby has rules about that kind of thing. Nothing matters more than keeping his job.
When Bobby starts to get blinding migraines that come with scary, violent hallucinations, his livelihood is on the line. Soon, he must face the stunning possibility that the visions of murder are actually real. With his world going dark, Bobby is set on the trail of the serial killer terrorizing his small town. With everyone else convinced he’s the prime suspect, Bobby realizes that he, or the girl he loves, might be killer’s next victim.”
Oh, you guys, this book.
It grabbed me right away with the synopsis: how creepy does that sound? You get these horrible headaches and, as a fun bonus, you temporarily go blind AND see these horrific things? So you know you’re either going crazy or something literally insane is going on.
And then—THEN—as a bonus, his visions start happening. But you can’t really talk about it because if you do, you get locked up—either in jail or in an asylum.
I immediately liked Bobby and was very nervous for him. (I mean, what if the killer can sense him, too?) And I loved his friends (potential love interest Gabe and his best friend Coco) and his little brother, Aaron. Even before this, Bobby had to deal with things teens shouldn’t have to, and he handled his responsibilities like a grownup.
But best of all, this book is actually creepier than the synopsis would have you believe. It’s absolutely perfect for Halloween. I was in the mood for scary and this book more than delivered.
Well, no. Best of all is that there’s the possibility of a sequel. (Yes, please.)