protection of her boyfriend Seth Connors and his colleagues with the Orange
Police Department, Emily is imprisoned in a basement by her psychopathic
stalker Jimmy Lasko. His bizarre behavior adds to her terror, and a video link
forces Seth to witness her captivity, leaving him feeling helpless as he, the
OPD, and the FBI search for her.
free, and safety is just an illusion…
escapes the basement, the threat is far from eliminated. In fact, things she
learned while being held by Lasko lead her to believe he isn’t working alone.
Lasko is still out there, determined to get her back, and crazier than ever. If
he does have a partner, Emily has no idea where the threat might lie or who she
to live a normal life when family ties become tangled.
Emily is deeply
hurt when Seth is reminded that their relationship might endanger her further
and he pulls away again. She’s even more frustrated when her globe-trotting
mother returns and is charming to everybody…except her own daughter.
When Emily meets Seth’s family, she loves his mom and little sister,
isn’t sure what to make of his flirtatious brother—who is also a cop—and finds
herself very uneasy around his father, who is a powerful attorney.
seem very clear…until you look more closely.
“WHOA! I am blown away by the depth
and complexity of this series. Holy mother of...J.L Drake has
clearly out done herself in this second addition to the Darkness Trilogy.” ~ I Love
“This story left me reeling and breathless and I just need
the next book so I can not jump at every little sound!!!” ~Perusing Princesses
“Loved Darkness Follows just as much as Darkness Lurks
.....wish I could give it morethan 5 stars....I wish I could unread it just so
I could read it again for the first time!!!! :) Idon't think I've ever read a
book where the author keeps you on the edge of your sit thewhole time guessing
what's gonna happen next or whose behind it all!” ~GoodreadsReviewer
“You’ll never get away!” His voice
Adrenaline pumped through my legs, but I
could hardly feel them. My arms protected my face as branches swiped at me. The
woods were dense in places, and every direction looked the same. My only hope
was to make sure the sun stayed in front of me.
Birds flew into the sky as my feet
pounded the forest floor. I cursed and hoped they wouldn’t give me away. My
wild hair blocked my vision every time I looked over my shoulder. I fell twice
and smashed my knee into a boulder. My brain screamed at me to keep moving.
I ran for what seemed like thirty minutes
before finally I had to stop and gasp for air. I hunched low and leaned against
a tree; I desperately needed a breather.
I quickly took inventory. My dress was
dirty, and there was blood coming from my stomach, which dampened the material.
My feet were bleeding too, but thankfully nothing seemed to hurt badly.
My fingers dug into
the ground as my head went a little
fuzzy. I gripped some small rocks, which
gave me an idea. I
madly ripped the bottom of my dress into small pieces and
rocks into the fabric. I took off in a
sprint again, and
threw them as far as I could off to the sides.
I hoped that if the dog was tracking me,
it would throw him off. A noise off to my left made me duck behind a tree. I
took a peek, and shit! I saw the pit
bull sniff around where I had thrown a piece of my dress. I knew it was only a
matter of time before he found me. Not only that, but the color of my dress
stood out against the browns and greens.
Lasko’s voice echoed through the forest. The dog retreated, as well as some of
I knew that meant ‘come’ in German. I
fought to keep my mind sharp as I jumped to my feet and bolted.
The roaring sound was louder than before.
My heart beat through my chest, and my lungs were about to burst. A noise
behind me got louder. I was sure it was the pit bull. I was sure I could feel
his breath inches from my heels.
The brush got thick all around me, and I
had no idea which direction I was supposed to run, but I still focused on the
sound and headed for it. Branches grabbed at my arms and legs. My legs burned,
and warmth traveled down my left leg. It
doesn’t hurt, Em, just run!
Suddenly I came to the edge of a cliff.
My body kept going before my brain caught up. I closed my eyes and let myself
go. I fell and turned in the air. I could hear the dog’s frustrated howls. Just
before I hit the cold water, I opened my eyes and saw his stare fixed on mine.
J. L. Drake was
born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California
where she lives with her husband and two children.
When she's not
writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a
night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four
seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in
her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.
An avid reader of
James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many
stories of mystery and intrigue.
She hopes you
will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.