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The Darkest Time of Night

(2018)
(The first book in the Darkest Time of Night series)
A novel by

 
 
Anchor and investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people's lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable.

"The lights took him."

When the seven-year-old grandson of a US senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother, who whispers, "The lights took him," and then never speaks again. As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband's political career.

In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors, messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light.

Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found. But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time.

The Darkest Time of Night is fast-paced debut full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.

A SIBA Okra Pick for June.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A long-overdue Close Encounters for the modern age, The Darkest Time of Night is a top notch, scary and all-too-real debut with Hollywood written all over it. Thrilling speculative fiction at its finest. Finley is a talented new name to watch." - J T Ellison

"The Darkest Time of Night is a gripping and graceful thriller that conjures moody atmosphere and haunting circumstances into a rich read. Perfect for fans of the X-Files, Whitley Strieber, and Stranger Things, author Jeremy Finley delivers the goods in this compelling novel that will have you turning pages -- and turning up the lights." - Michael Koryta

"Strange disappearances, mysterious lights, flocking ladybugs, a single gravestone in the woods – Jeremy Finley weaves it all together into a delightful mystery with a sci-fi twist that makes the unbelievable seem totally plausible. Fasten your seatbelt, lock your doors, and don’t go into the woods!" - Jennifer McMahon

"The X-Files meets The Good Wife. With a twisty surprise on every page, this seamlessly written and captivating thriller is edgy, unique and incredibly thought-provoking. Jeremy Finley is a star." - Hank Phillippi Ryan

"From the first page, I was hooked on Jeremy Finley’s action-packed thriller. Tension crackles, mysteries abound, and conspiracies escalate in this crisply-written and imaginative novel. As the indomitable heroines (think Thelma and Louise) race against time and UFOs to find a missing child, Finley’s unerring sense of pacing and suspense will make you read far into the darkest time of night." - Ann Weisgarber

"I can say without reservation that The Darkest Time of Night is an absolute must for anyone who has enjoyed The X-Files. Even if you are not an X-Files devotee (and I am not), you will find yourself engrossed until the last page. The Darkest Time of Night combines science fiction and mystery with family drama and wins on all fronts. A compelling read." - F Paul Wilson


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
ISBN: 1-250-14730-1 / 978-1-250-14730-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
ISBN: 1-250-21431-9 / 978-1-250-21431-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
ISBN: 1-982525-72-X / 978-1-982525-72-9
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
ISBN: 1-982525-73-8 / 978-1-982525-73-6
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night
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ISBN: 1-982525-74-6 / 978-1-982525-74-3
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
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Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkest Time of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Jeremy Finley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU