Review – Devils in the Dark by Marcus Damanda @MarcusDamanda @kristaames

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Devils in the Dark

(The Devil in Miss Drake’s Class, 1)

Marcus Damanda

16+ / horror/paranormal/27K


To most of the Facebook 15, bullying Audrey Bales was just a game—until two deep cuts with a Swiss army knife changed everything forever. Audrey didn’t want attention anymore. After five weeks at Fairview High School, Audrey wanted to die.

The doctors did the only thing they could with her: they put her away.

But in Fairview, Virginia, the nightmare is only beginning. The chat session had not gone unobserved. The Facebook 15 have drawn the attention of an ancient evil that lives only to punish those who would prey upon the weak.

They are the ghosts of 1,000 dead children—1,000 suicides—and their master…

Their master likes Audrey Bales.

And as Audrey attempts to heal her mind and body, far from home, their master prepares for the revenge he will unleash upon her return.


This book will bring back the stomach churning fear that bullies inflict on their prey.  In my day, bullying had to be done face to face, no hiding behind a computer screen.  Not now.  The insidious actions of the Facebook 15  and their effect is described in this book in horrible detail.

But the twist in this story is the watcher.  And now, Audrey has a champion.

I really enjoyed this book.  The author cleverly writes you slap bang into the middle of the action.  I was absorbed by the events and the interactions, which all held the ring of truth.

The underlying sadness in the tale is like background noise.  It permeates throughout the narrative, without being overt or distracting.

A great kick off to the series, and a B+ from me (4* Amazon).  I’m looking forward to reading the rest….

purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

author links

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