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Reviewed by Nicholus Schroeder for Readers' Favorite
Slipping into Darkness is a supernatural/horror book by D. M. Bourgeois. Abby Stewart lived a serene life along with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren. The tranquility was snuffed out like a candle in the wind, however, on the day she bought a peculiar walking stick. Abby realized she was being stalked by a creepy old man, but what troubled her further was the fact that people around her were dropping like flies after that day. Anyone in her way or doing something unfavorable to her met an untimely demise. Ever since that day, her life was no longer the same and neither was she as an ancient evil took root deep within her very soul. Abby's family is in the crosshairs of her stalker and whatever evil entity has attached itself to her. Will Abby break free from the clutches of evil? Or will the darkness consume her?
What I loved about Slipping into Darkness by D. M. Bourgeois is how the story was told. It started off light-hearted but as the pages kept turning the suspense and tension increased from chapter to chapter. This made the scenes more dramatic and added to the eerieness of certain scenes. Telling the story this way drew me in and had me entertained for hours. I found the surprises/twists of the plot to be incredible too, and there was some foreshadowing that made certain scenes down the line even more impactful and gratifying. Personally, I'd rather have Chucky under my bed than go through what took place in the flesh. The tension really helped magnify the effect of the scares and the suspense had a great role as well, as my imagination would go crazy thinking about what would happen next. The characters were well-written and I loved how organic and close-knit they were. This book was incredible! It delivered a well-thought-out plot, great narration, a solid cast, suspense and so much more. I'd happily read it again, and I recommend it to readers who love suspense coupled with some surprises and a healthy amount of horror.