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A recurring theme I hear from my readers is that they enjoy the strong sense of place in my novels. Afraid of the Dark is very much a stand alone novel. It was painful for me to get through, with a confusing and far-fetched plot meant to have you on the edge of your seat, but which felt flat and had me wondering where he was going with all this.

A highly engrossing read in the Swyteck series, this time finding Jack fighting a new terror, both at home and abroad. Vince Paula, who we all know was instrumental in saving Theo’s life while he was on death row, also plays a huge role in this storyline. The site of the Horak barn is now a memorial. As the myst Great characters, clever narrative, a complicated and exciting story, wonderful writing and perfect narration make this another home run for Grippando.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have a number of books from Grippando’s back list as well as his latest, Need You Now due out in December on my to-be-read shelf. He doesn’t write a formula book that is the same all the time. It also included a mysterious disappearance of someone who was thought killed, and a teenager who was used in order to get to McKenna’s father.

Afraid Of The Dark

I’d definitely love to read another book featuring Jack Swyteck. Now there are questions, bothersome indeed. You don’t need any back stories on the characters to enjoy this. Dec 29, Joseph rated it it was amazing. At times I wanted to cry for him and at other times I felt he knew so much more than he let on.


You will find yourself holding your breath a lot in reading this book. The only way this book makes sense is if women are just stupid. It wasn’t as tight as I would have liked to see, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince – forever.

Jack saved Theo from death row and yes he was innocent. You were guilty—even if you were a nine or eleven year old boy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’d like to thank those nice people at HarperCollins for this review copy.

That discovery led me to sacred ground. I read all Mr. But, the NLB e-Reads programme didn’t have it, so I borrowed Book 9 because the title sounded interesting, and I really wanted to see if this could work as a standalone.

Vince Paulo stands out as a character with strength and bravery. All that is for Jack to sort out, a task not beyond him of course, provided he can stay alive long enough. And the kitchen sink. It’s all good, though.

Afraid of the Dark (Swyteck No. 9)

This novel, like all in the Swyteck series stands on its own merit. And despite the fact that this series is about Jack, he was not my favourite character.

That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince—forever, the real murderer “The Dark” a franatic, self serving enslaver of people and their minds including brainwashing and mentally captivating McKenna’s mother. I can’t say that I ever read one that was bad. I think it’s time for me to give this series a rest for awhile.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This was not a book I enjoyed. Dec 17, Dana Hanscel rated it really liked it. Thankfully it Is written with great clarity and authenticity. Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. I love James Grippando. Because the book started with Vince the cop that found the girl and then was blindedand the accusation of Jamal the gitmo prisoner as the killer, I was unsympathetic to Jamal for most of the book, even though he had a pretty solid alibi.


James is the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction and a New York Times bestselling author of 26 novels of suspense, including the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Afraix Swyteck. And then there’s the defense attorney with the client who’s a terrorist – oh whoops, he’s not – he’s, he’s the guy who murdered the girl. There’s not really any pause in this book. Now blind he rarely feels sorry for himself and still manages to live life and datk get to the bottom of things.

Slow development and ending squished into a couple of unbelievable chapters that left some protagonists out there somewhere. One of his best. He is a character who I would love to continue meeting in future books.

I mean, if they’re all this gripping, Griippando have nothing to lose. But if Jamal is innocent, then the man who murdered McKenna and took Vince’s sight is still out there.

The truth is buried afraix deep and the evidence is based on the police convicting someone regardless of whether they are guilty or not.

Dec 17, SenoraG rated it it was amazing.