Something evil is drawing them here . . .
Rob Shields has just lost his wife and son. Battling depression, denial, and an irrational fear of darkness, Rob travels to the small town of Mayfield, MD to check out a house he has inherited from his great aunt Wilda, a woman he has never even met. There in Mayfield strange things begin to happen that lead Rob to believe his son, Jimmy, is not really dead. After a restless night and eerie dream, Rob is convinced the answer to the mystery surrounding Jimmy’s disappearance and alleged death is to be found in a village called Darlington, a town found on no map.
Teaming up with a quirky local waitress who insists she has been there, Shields begins his quest to find the truth about the town—and his son. In Darlington, Rob and Juli come face to face with the town’s secret, creatures called Darklings inhabit the night and instill paralyzing fear in Darlington’s citizens. Their search for Jimmy leads them into the woods surrounding Darlington where, once in, there seems to be no way out.
Darlington Woods named one of “Top 7 Spooky Books” by The Christian Critic
Never indulging in long boring tangents or fussy character descriptions, Dellosso’s pacing is perfect and passionate. Readers . . . will find this new combo of Christian vampire fare a quick and breathless read and will scream for more.
Terrifying and exhilarating, Darlington Woods is a heart-wrenching and soul-healing story of a father’s—and the Father’s—love. One of my favorite writers, Mike Dellosso delivers a book that readers will find almost impossible to put down. Action junkies, mystery lovers, and supernatural fans will be held captive by the dark journey through Darlington Woods. Keep the lights on—and be assured that the talented Dellosso will take you on a journey by the light that always shines in the darkness.
–Kathryn Mackel, author of Vanished
Dellosso establishes himself as a frontrunner in Christian horror. His books delve into the darkness of evil, yet come out blazing with the light of God’s power and forgiveness. Darlington Woods is fast-paced, creepy, and sure to spur readers toward a deeper walk with Christ. I’m a certified Mike Dellosso fan!
–Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of Fireproof and Haunt of Jackals
Dellosso skillfully blends suspense, symbolism, and the supernatural into a compelling thriller in the vein of Dekker and Peretti. Gray isn’t a color in Dellosso’s moral palette, and Darlington Woods makes that clear. This is a powerful story you’ll be thinking about long after closing the book
—C. J. Darlington, Cofounder of TitleTrakk.com and Author of Thicker Than Blood
Taut, tense, and frightening. A high-speed ride that will keep you guessing until the end.
—Tosca Lee, Author of Demon: A Memoir
Mike Dellosso’s brilliant light shines into the dark places of the human heart and illuminates our most terrible fears. Don’t look away, because the only way out of Darlington Woods is through it, and it’s a journey you’ll want to take.
—Erin Healy, Best-selling Author of Never Let You Go, Kiss, and Burn
Once again Mike Dellosso manages to shine the light of God’s grace into the darkest crevices of the human condition with amazing clarity. Just when I thought Mike had bested himself in Scream, he brings us face-to-face with monsters so vivid they can only be real. Darlington Woods is his best yet, though I am sure he has even darker corners yet to explore.
—Tim George, FictionAddict.com
Dellosso never disappoints, and Darlington Woods is no exception. With spine-tingling suspense and Dellosso’s trademark spiritual message that lingers long after the last page, Darlington Woods joins The Hunted and Scream as must-read chillers.
—Susan Sleeman, TheSuspenseZone.com