Saturday, August 15, 2015

Shine Through Night ~ review

"Senior Marci Hartley's normal high school life is upended when she witnesses violence next door and steps in to protect a little girl named Annie from her stepfather.  Confused and frightened, Marci is at first only vaguely aware of a greater danger that awakens to engulf the lives of her friends, her family, and Annie.  Complicating matters are her growing feelings for Jeff, a rebellious skater boy from the classy part of town, in whom she places her trust."  (taken from the back cover of the book)

Shine Through Night takes the reader on a paranormal journey that takes place in the mid 1980's. Roller skates, skateboards, roller rinks, 80's fashion and movies from that genre was fun to re-visit.  The main character, Marci, happens upon a domestic violence scene that involves a young girl named Annie.  Throughout the book, Marci has strange and sometimes frightening visions that help guide her to find strength to come to terms with what happened in Marci's past and to save Annie again.
   
IF you grew up in the 80's, or if you ever wanted to know what it was like in the 80's, I recommend you read this book.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Mike McElhaney is a new author and this is his first book. Mike has also written a short story that is amazing.  I do hope he publishes it soon!  He is also my friend's husband. 

(Disclaimer:  I purchased this book for my own personal library.  The opinions are my own and the author has not asked me to give this review.  I am not being compensated either)

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