The Darkening

Chandler McGrew

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Everywhere, electrical power suddenly ceases, the Sun dims, cities come to a halt, and inhabitants vanish. A terrifying chaos grips the world. But a small, clandestine group of warriors has been preparing for this moment for centuries. Everyone’s hopes rest on two strangers, a thousand miles apart, who hold the keys to the world’s survival: Dylan Barnes and Lucy Devereau. He, a martial arts instructor teaching the art of inner balance, but plagued by shadows only he can see and voices only he can hear. She, a private investigator earning a living by trolling the lives of others, but haunted by birth-right–and the mystery of her true parents. Now, as the world around them fades to black—perhaps forever—Lucy and Dylan find themselves on the front lines of a deadly battle against something ancient, horrifying; impossibly dark.


Addictive…one part rapture drama, one part Lovecraftian horror story, one part blood-soaked chase...A thrilling one-sit read.

Publishers Weekly

…cleverly written in a spiritual style that calls to mind Dean Koontz's recent (and better) works…an exciting delight — a trip into realms some feared would never be explored again.

Author biography:

Chandler McGrew is the author of four critically acclaimed suspense novels, ‘Cold Heart’, ‘Night Terror’, ‘In Shadows’ and ‘The Darkening’. Self-reportedly, he writes ten to twelve hours a day fuelled by liberal doses of coffee, Pepsi, and the ‘occasional dollop of single-malt scotch to take the edge off’.

Born in Texas, he lived for almost a decade in Alaska where his first novel, ‘Cold Heart’, is set. He now lives in quiet seclusion in the mountains of Maine, a proud husband and father with what he describes as ‘four remarkable women’ in his life--Rene, Keni, Mandi, and Charli.

McGrew didn’t start writing professionally until he was in his forties, and is an avid follower of other art forms, including painting which preceded his writing, and photography. He also holds the rank of Shodan in Kyokushin Karate, and is trained in Aikido!

His writing career did not bring immediate success. He penned fourteen novels over eight years, which went unpublished, and reckoned to have received over three hundred rejection letters during that period from agents and editors. Then, having signed with Irene Kraas, the last of five agents he had worked through, he finally broke through and became the highly successful novelist he is known as today. McGrew generously credits Kraas with guiding him through the tricky learning curve of working with professional editors at large publishing houses, and for helping build his career, along with a later agent, Peter Rubie, whom he regards as arguably the best all-rounder in the business.

McGrew’s novels are peopled with characters who might be regarded as next door neighbors, but that doesn’t prevent the developments of gripping plots that ‘The Denver Post’, in referring to one of them, described as playing ‘on the primal fears that cause most adults to lose sleep’. He has an uncanny knack of both touching readers and frightening them at the same time, whilst providing a thrilling and addictive read.

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