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Back Before Dark ~ Review

Back Before Dark
A Code of Silence Novel #2
By Tim Shoemaker

It seemed like a promise easy to keep - to get home before dark after a quick run to WalMart.  But some promises can't be kept no matter how badly you want to keep them.

When a good samaritan attempt turns into a kidnapping no one gets home before dark.  What's worse Cooper can't remember the license plate number exactly and he blames himself for Gordy's kidnapping and the kidnapper's disappearance.

Cooper is determined to find his cousin.  Even when everyone else gives up hope of finding Gordy alive Cooper knows that he is still alive.  But Cooper's determination is endangering not only him, but Hiro and Lunk as well.  And how far is Cooper willing to go to rescue his cousin?

Back Before Dark is edge of your seat excitement from the opening line.  But valuable messages about safety and crossing certain lines are delivered in a subtle yet effective manner.  This entertaining novel will keep you guessing until the kidnapper is revealed.  And then you'll be hoping against hope that Gordy and Copper will be rescued in time.  But time is short and the kidnapper is determined to leave no one alive that can identify him.  Sometimes praying is all you can do.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher ZonderKidz and DJC Communications in exchange for my honest review.

About Back Before Dark:
A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted!
For the kidnapper, it’s all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no one getting hurt. But evil has a way of escalating, and once his identity is discovered, the rules change.
Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears. Gordy is gone. Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface. But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules. Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself. Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness means going in after them.