- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1067 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Publisher: Loveswept (18 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TNDP1B8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #260,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Deep Night: A Denver Heroes Novel Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This has a number of moving and powerful messages - and quite a lot of gory bits - due to the lead characters being paramedics on the night shift. I enjoyed it, and felt that the romance developed in a believable and realistic way. I just felt here were some holes in in their high school days, although as told from the viewpoint of a teen-aged boy, maybe that makes sense. There was some humour, and definitely some tearful moments - so maybe don't read it in public if you are a weeper like me!
I would recommend this book to you, it is a slightly uneasy read with a hopeful future.
~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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This is the first novel I've read by this author, and although it is listed as romantic suspense, I beg to differ. This novel, the third in a series, is so much more than that. It deals with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, in fact it opens with the heroine, Sara, being raped by her father on her tenth birthday. It also deals with domestic violence, incest, drug addiction, suicide, and PTSD, and does so in a thoughtful, sensitive manner, which is no small achievement.
Sara, and her childhood friend, Chris, moonlight as paramedics while spending their daytime hours attending medical school. They lost touch when Sara went off to college and when Chris joined the Marines and spent 5 years working as a medic. When they reconnect, they decide to share expenses by sharing an apartment, and once they do that, it's not quite so easy for Sara to hide behind the wall of normalcy she presents to the rest of the world. Chris also has issues with PTSD from his time in Afghanistan, and physical scars he's been hiding from him family. Additionally, Sara's childhood crush on her best friend, Chris, is developing into something more--something she doesn't recognize because her childhood trauma has made her deeply mistrustful of all men, and she's never even been kissed, let alone allowed a man to get close to her. The other issues mentioned earlier in this review arise as Sara and Chris encounter them as working paramedics, and in one case, a veteran whose life Chris saved while in the military.
To say that this novel is heart-wrenching is putting it mildly. Ms. Clark does a remarkable job of making the unpalatable truth of what so many rape, incest, PTSD and domestic violence victims experience understandable in a way that's both clear, comprehensible and compassionate. This is not a novel for the faint of heart--it deals with tough subjects, but it is excellent and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Rating: 3.5 Stars
Deep Night is the third book in the Denver Heroes series. It focuses on the third and final Wilson brother, Chris, who is a paramedic. Sara Richards, their childhood neighbor and longtime friend is also part of the book and the family. The other two books were about Chris’ older brothers, a policeman and a fireman. Just like After Midnight and Cries in the Night, Deep Night can be read as a standalone. Having read all of the books recently, I felt very familiar with the family. And, just like any other family, there were a few secrets. Oddly enough, the biggest secret is being held by Sara.
It always makes for an interesting dichotomy when a book has both romantic and violent themes. The prologue jumps right into Sara’s dark secret and then the first chapter gets into a normal day as a paramedic. Chris and Sara ride together as Denver paramedics. The entire book continues at the same pace, up and down. Although, I would have thought that the book would have been more about Chris, it felt more about Sara. She had the demons and Chris had no clue what they were although he had known her for most of their lives. The fact that she was able to survive all of this time is a testament to how strong a woman she was. Chris may have spent several years overseas as a Navy medic but he was not prepared for everything that happens after he moves in with Sara. He has no clue that she has been crushing on him since they were kids either. They learn that they really don’t know each other at all. Of course, that all changes very quickly when both of their pasts come into full focus.
I found Deep Night to be predictable but still very enjoyable. It follows a familiar script but it was worth the read. This book seemed a little more gloomy than the first two books but I can only assume that was due to the fact that it was likely the final book so Kathy Clark decided to go out with a bang.
**Received a copy from Random House ~ Loveswept in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
I highly recommended
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