Thursday, April 22, 2010

Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky Review

When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him.

After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong.

Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn’t worry. He’s not.

And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.

My Thoughts - I haven't read a book quite like this in ages. I absolutely loved it! 
This psychological thriller reminded me of Stephen King with out all of the bad language (although there is a little). I literally could not put this book down. I had to know why the fireflies stayed off of the property. Dansky's Firefly Lane had a nice easy flow to it. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to read a fantastic book!!

1 comment:

Lisa R said...

This is one I'm so looking forward to. I'm glad so many bloggers have liked it as I been wanting something different to read and wasn't sure rather to go suspense or romance for a change.