Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CHASING THE DARK by Lisa Rusczyk

Title: Chasing the Dark
Author: Lisa Rusczyk
Publisher: Passionate Writer Publishing (October 25, 2010)

Book Blurb: Melanie’s a budding artist always looking for the next high. She finds it one night when Sora and Josh take her on an ambulance-chasing ride. They watch a gruesome scene as the bodies are removed from the wreckage. Melanie doesn’t know why, but she is both attracted to this new pursuit and afraid of where it will take her.

The chasing brings Melanie closer to the mysterious Sora, his secret past, and the darker things that happen in the city at night. Along the way Melanie must face her own demons while escaping the drug dealing business.

Join Melanie and her friends Shara, Manny, Max, Sora and Josh as they confront and chase away their own personal demons.

Review:  Lisa Rusczyk's Chasing the Dark introduces the dark realm of an artistic drug dealer pursuing her next high. This character-driven novel paints raw and gritty emotions. At times, Melanie pulls the reader along with her stream-of-consciousness that reminds me of Faulkner's work, but Ms. Rusczyk writing is so much more fascinating. Despite the horrors told from drugs to rape to murder, hope and change fills the novel. Through "chasing the dark", the characters find light, love, and happiness. Chasing the Dark is unlike anything I've ever read. It is refreshing and poignant, and I loved it.