Darksight

by DC Mallery

Science Fiction Crime and Mystery

LoveReading Expert Review of Darksight

I wanted to read his book because I am a sci-fi fan and the concept sounded really interesting. Audra was blinded as a child in a car accident that killed her mother. Her father, Jenson, has spent his life since devoted to finding a cure from Audra's specific type of blindness, with very little success. The latest experiment seems incredibly promising, but after the trials, everything takes a sinister turn. 

The prologue had me intrigued from the start and I read as fast as I could to find out what happened and how everything with Audra and her father was going to be resolved. I also like the family drama element of the story throughout, the strained relationship between Audra and Jenson and the references back to the accident that made Audra lose her site. This background story helped drive the main action on while making sure the reader didn't forget the main reason Jenson was working on the cure. I liked Audra, she was my favourite character throughout and her reckless but overall good nature kept me interested in the outcome of the story through all of the twists and turns. Some of the plot twists were predictable, but I didn't find that detracted from the story, I read on to work out how they would come to fruition. 

Darksight has obviously been very well researched. The scientific aspects of the plot were explained in enough detail to seem plausible but didn't take up too much space and overwhelm the rest of the plot. As a sighted person, the descriptions and experiences of being blind also seem very well researched and provided an insight into how the other senses can become heightened to compensate, incorporating with the sci-fi darksight element really well. The early descriptions from Audra as she cycled through the rain were brilliant.

The chapters were short and easily digestible, I read this in one day and really enjoyed it throughout. Every time I put my e-reader down I was eager to get back to the story. 

Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador

LoveReading Ambassador

Darksight Synopsis

Audra Carter, a popular deejay in Manhattan, won't let mere blindness keep her from living life her way, sometimes even riding her bicycle through town, relying on keen hearing and uncanny instincts to guide her. Her father, Jenson Carter, a neuroscientist, has devoted his career to finding a cure for her particular form of blindness. He now believes he has. With Audra and several other test subjects, Jenson takes his research to the next level, only to face apparent failure. Jenson becomes alarmed by several bizarre deaths involving the test subjects. He fears his experiment was hijacked by former colleagues with a secret agenda, but the police blame him for the deaths. Audra is kidnapped and forced to survive a series of terrifying ordeals designed to hone a new and dangerous kind of vision that the hijacked experiment unleashed: Darksight. As Jenson races to discover the truth and find his daughter, Audra struggles to survive increasingly-deadly challenges. Will Audra master her mysterious Darksight and defeat her captors to keep both her and her father alive?Audra Carter, a popular deejay in Manhattan, won't let mere blindness keep her from living life her way, sometimes even riding her bicycle through town, relying on keen hearing and uncanny instincts to guide her. Her father, Jenson Carter, a neuroscientist, has devoted his career to finding a cure for her particular form of blindness. He now believes he has. With Audra and several other test subjects, Jenson takes his research to the next level, only to face apparent failure. Jenson becomes alarmed by several bizarre deaths involving the test subjects. He fears his experiment was hijacked by former colleagues with a secret agenda, but the police blame him for the deaths. Audra is kidnapped and forced to survive a series of terrifying ordeals designed to hone a new and dangerous kind of vision that the hijacked experiment unleashed: Darksight. As Jenson races to discover the truth and find his daughter, Audra struggles to survive increasingly-deadly challenges. Will Audra master her mysterious Darksight and defeat her captors to keep both her and her father alive?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781644370612
Publication date: 8th June 2019
Author: DC Mallery
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 358 pages
Primary Genre Science Fiction
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Darksight Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

Very interesting book with lots of information about blindness and what blind people can live with and do daily. Good read.

Can you imagine a blind woman riding a bicycle in Manhatten, NYC. Audra Carter has a guide dog, called Raff. He guides her by wearing her toy car, around his neck. This was found in the car after the accident that blinded her, and killed her Mother, 14 years ago. She now feels that the toy car is her lucky charm. Her Father, Jenson Carter, feels very guilty about the accident. He blames himself. He gave up a thriving medical practice and switched to neuroscience. He had to find a cure for his daughter. He had a graduate assistant Trent Steen, a colleague Stefan Vanek and supervisory contact, Stanley Calverson, while working on the NIH project. With money funding the project, they have 13 people who qualify to be tested. This project is to help people with Darksight. Audra can do anything a sighted person can. She talks to you as though she can see you. Audra doesn't want to be involved in this project but finally agrees. Then things start to go seriously wrong. The project starts to unravel and have murderous results, Jenson and Audra fight to the end to correct everything that Stefan and Stanley have created. There are a lot of descriptions to describe different types of blindness and ways to help restore vision to some people. Very interesting book with lots of information about blindness and what blind people can live with and do daily. Good read.

Diana Mason

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About DC Mallery

DC Mallery is a writer of suspense/thrillers and other works. Darksight is his debut novel. He also writes short fiction, primarily in the thriller, horror, and science fiction genres. His short fiction, “The Trauma Eater,” appeared in Sanitarium Magazine, “Ellie” was published in Lamplight, a quarterly magazine of dark fiction, and “Fireworks and a Kiss at the End of Time” appears in Bards and Sages Quarterly. His story “The Frequency of Souls” will appear in an upcoming issue of Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror, and “Installation No. #17” will appear ...

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