Hannah Ives is a cancer survivor and a grandmother of
three: Chloe, Jake, and Timmy. She is delighted with the
fact that her daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Dante
Shemansky, have moved to Maryland to open up a spa,
Dante's Paradiso. Now she can see her grandchildren
anytime she wants plus take advantage of the spa's
amenities such as massages and facials. However, the
opening of the spa is overshadowed by Timmy's
disappearance from the spa's nursery. After Timmy
disappears, Hannah recalls that Dante made a comment about
the need for a publicity stunt to bring in more business.
Would her son-in-law purposely have his child kidnapped to
bring publicity to his business?
The local police call in the FBI, who sets up their base
of operations in the Shemansky household. The family
holds press conferences and puts up posters, but when no
ransom is demanded, the FBI believes that the person who
took Timmy intends to keep him as their child. Since the
FBI has few leads to pursue, Hannah decides to do some
investigating of her own. With the help of friends,
Hannah embarks on a journey that takes her into a world
she would rather not know about, a world that may be
threatening the marriage of her best friend. Will she be
able to find something that the FBI didn't?
As the author of five previous Hannah Ives mysteries,
Marcia Talley definitely knows what it takes to write
mystery. She has succeeded once again with THROUGH THE
DARKNESS. Her main character is strong and has a go for
it attitude with no thought to the consequences to
herself. The supporting characters all add to the story,
and help perpetuate Hannah's drive. THROUGH THE DARKNESS
is a great read that leads you into the disturbing world
of child predators.
Cancer survivor Hannah Ives looked Death in the eye... and
walked away victorious. But the terror she once felt in its
shadow pales before the ice-cold fear that now grips her
heart in the wake of an unthinkable crime: the kidnapping of
Hannah's innocent grandson.
One-year-old Tim vanished from the day care center at the
luxurious upscale spa his parents recently opened, and the
lack of a ransom note suggests the innocent child may have
fallen into the hands of the worst sort of fiend. Hannah
will find no peace until the boy is found and his abductor
punished-;not even taking comfort in the caring words of a
dear friend and spiritual advisor whose own life and
marriage may be haunted by something dark and sinister. But
the hunt may be leading Hannah to places she never dreamed
she'd have to go...