Saturday, March 7, 2015
REVIEW: THE DAZZLING DARKNESS by Paula Cappa
REVIEW: THE DAZZLING DARKNESS by Paula Cappa An enrapturing contemporary tale of the Supernatural, set in scenic, historic, Concord, Massachusetts, the community which played host to the Transcendentalist Movement, to Emerson and Thoreau. In this story suspending disbelief comes natural, and it s so easy to see Concord like a fly trapped in Amber, living its 19th century history alongside its present-day events. When a five-year-old adventurous boy disappears on his return from school with his eight-year-old sister, his family falls apart and the community is upturned. Rather like Henry James' TURN OF THE SCREW, the cast of characters includes both children and adults who are well-known to the children Henry and Laura, but invisible to the adults and investigating townspeople.