Wake to Darkness

Wake to Darkness

Maggie Shayne / Dec 12, 2019

Wake to Darkness Stranded with a murdererRachel de Luca s uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self help celebrity Even before she regained her sight she had a gift for seeing people s most care

  • Title: Wake to Darkness
  • Author: Maggie Shayne
  • ISBN: 9780778315551
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stranded with a murdererRachel de Luca s uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self help celebrity Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people s most carefully hidden secrets But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep As for Mason, he sees Rachel clearly than she d like to adStranded with a murdererRachel de Luca s uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self help celebrity Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people s most carefully hidden secrets But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep As for Mason, he sees Rachel clearly than she d like to admitAfter a single night of adrenaline fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance until a string of murders brings them together again Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies Rachel knows she s a target Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy heror save them both and stop a killer

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        I live in the teeny, tiny town of Taylor, NY, Alliteration Alert though my mailing address is Cincinnatus, my telephone exchange is Truxton and I pay taxes and vote in Cuyler All of these are at least in the same rural county in the southern hills of New York State Cortland County There are cattle than people here The nearest big cities are Syracuse and Binghamton and they are an hour away, in different directions, and not really all that big by most standards, though they both seem humongous to me I look out my window to see rolling, green, thickly forested hills, wildflower laden meadows and wide open blue, blue skies My road is barely paved The nearest neighboring place is a 700 acre dairy farm.My house is a big, century old farmhouse I moved in here after my divorce in 2006 Just a little over a year later, the house, which I had named, SERENITY, burned It was 99% gutted, and I lost my two dogs, Sally, an 11 year old great Dane, and Wrinkles, my 14 year old, blind bulldog This was the culmination of my Dark Night of the soul, which had seemed to hit me all at once in 2006 2007 My mother died that year, after a 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer She was only 60 The youngest of my five daughters had left home that same year, and while that s not a tragedy at all, it felt like one to me Then came the divorce And finally there was the fire it seemed my darkest night wasn t quite finished with me after all I had lost almost everything before that point, and as I poked through the wet ashes and soot the next day, I realized that I had now been stripped all the way to the bone.No better time to start over And no, I didn t come to that realization that day there were a few days of wallowing in pity first, particularly the day after the fire, when I hit a deer and smashed up my car, which I was practically living in That s when I started to laugh Just sat on the side of the road as the deer bounded, uninjured and carefree, out of sight, and laughed It was just too ridiculous at that point, to do anything else And from there, I picked myself up, and brushed myself off, and said, okay, there s only one way to go from here Forward And that s what I did There I was at the age of harrurmphemmph, living in my one, mostly undamaged remaining room, with a dorm sized mini fridge, a futon, a TV, my cat nine lives and a laptop And not much else Though thank goodness the room that survived the fire, was a room that had its own attached bathroom Since then I have rebuilt my beloved home, which really has become my haven, my Serenity I share it now with my fianc , Lance, and we have accumulated quite the little family together Little being a relative term We have a pair of English Mastiffs, Dozer and Daisy, who weigh 203 pounds and 208 pounds respectively, and a little pudgy English Bulldog named Niblet, who is bigger than both of them, inside her mind We also have the aforementioned cat, Glorificus Glory for short, who adores her canine pups and keeps them firmly in line And we ve acquired a pair of stray cats as well, a mother and son, Luna Lulu for short and Butters aka Buddy Lulu showed up pregnant during a lunar eclipse, had a litter, and vanished again We found homes for all the kittens except one Butters We got him fixed and kept him A few months later, Lulu returned, again expecting This litter was born on the Monster Moon Again, all the kittens were spayed and neutered and placed in homes, and this time we got Lulu to the vet in time to spay her before the cycle could repeat Glory is not amused.She has a story of her own, my old Glory cat, having been with me before the Dark Times descended, she went through it all with me, moved with me, survived the fire, and remains with me still She s tolerating the newcomers Barely.My partner is an artist, a mechanic, a welder and an inventor, and the rumors are true, he is much younger than I


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    1. Originally posted at The Book NymphoRachel and Mason are back but have decided to take a break from each other as she needs time to explore life as a sighted person after having been blind for 20 years. He needs to come to terms with the devastation caused by his brother. Both thought that case was behind them but it seems as if someone is still targeting Mason's brother's organ recipients, specifically Rachel. This second book in the series continues the previous storylinemewhat. Rachel and Mas [...]


    2. Well that was a crazy twist!!Months after getting her eyesight back through cornea transplants (obtained from a serial killer), Rachel's life hasn't been the same. She's experiencing everything and more to the fullest, everything except the man she really wants, Mason Brown whom she shared an incredible night with. She's finishing up her interview tour when Mason approaches her for help on his current case. With the gift of eyesight also came the gift to see things that no one else could. Rachel [...]


    3. I won a copy of "Wake To Darkness" by Maggie Shayne, the second installment in the series. I previously read the first installment, "Sleep With The Lights On", for which I have submitted a review. The second novel was just as good or better than the first installment, the suspense will keep you guessing, right to the end. Wake to Darkness is a novel loaded with tension, and like the first novel is still focused on Eric Brown’s suicide and the people who got his organs as transplants. Mason Bro [...]


    4. 4 1/2 very solid stars I received Wake to Darkness in exchange for a fair and honest review. This series has been amazing. I fell in love with Mason and Rachel in Sleep With The Lights On. I loved the short, but packed full of action and emotion, Dream of Danger. Both were suspenseful, witty, heartbreaking and scary. Even though I really liked both of those installments in the Brown and De Luca series, nothing prepared me for Wake to Darkness. This one scared the crap out of me. Not because it w [...]


    5. *I received a free ARC of Wake to Darkness from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*Wake to Darkness has even more suspense than Sleep With the Lights On! There's a major who-dun-it that I almost didn't catch, and there's a lot of sexual tension along with the mystery and thrill.This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog(un)Conventional Bookviews This is the first book of my March 2014 COYER challenge.



    6. Another great addition to the Brown/de Luca series. The Good: Once again poor newly sighted Rachel is the target for a serial killer. Although this could have come across as repetitive as we just went through a fairly similar plot in the first book, Shayne did a good job of making this story feel different and fresh. The romance between Mason and Rachel progressed nicely and at the end of the story I was happy with their thoughts on themselves as a couple. Now I'm anxious to see what happens nex [...]


    7. This book is the sequel to Sleep With the Lights On, a really good book that I enjoyed. So of course when i saw this book, I had to request it from Net Galley. I received this in exchange for a fair and honest review.It’s a couple of months since the last book ended and also several weeks since Rachel has seen Mason. Mason is the detective that worked with her when she was terrorized by a serial killer. They both have a thing for each other but have decided to back off due to Rachel getting he [...]


    8. A fantastic follow up! Maggie Shayne at her spine-tingling best! I'm thrilled to say that everything I loved about book one in this series, Sleep With the Lights On, was back here in the second instalment in full force! It was a thrill ride from start to finish and everywhere in between. I loved it!For starters, the tension surrounding the romance was delicious. Not an easy thing to achieve considering Mason and Rachel had been allowed to cave into their temptation in the first book (albeit behi [...]


    9. Original review can be found at kristineandterri/2I won a copy of this book through a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.I want to start out by saying that I did not read the first book in this series and I was still able to follow along easily. I do however wish that I had because I enjoyed Rachel and Mason's story tremendously.I loved the chemistry between the two characters and the bantering throughout. Both of them were strong and likeable with enjoyable personalities. I especially e [...]


    10. I first heard of this series when I won book 1 "Sleep With the Lights On" from a first reads giveaway. I then found a novella "Dream of Danger" offered for free from amazon that continued to tell about Brown & DeLuca and whet the appetite to continue the series. I then purchased book 2.Wake to Darkness was possibly better then the previous in the series. The romance is on the light side with the characters coming to terms with their feelings. The suspense in this one is great. Even if you f [...]


    11. Wake to Darkness definitely has more suspense than the first book in this series, as well as a very intriguing murder mystery to go with it.  Sleep with the Lights On was all kinds of creepy and exciting and fun; but if I'm honest with myself, I really DID enjoy this second book a little bit more than the first.  And I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that we already know our protagonists and have a grasp on the kind of characters they are.This Brown and de Luca series is just [...]


    12. Originally posted at The Solitary BookwormRATING: ★★ 1/2First of all, let me tell you that I haven’t read the first book in the series and I think that was not a smart decision. Honestly, I love suspense and any story with a killer angle. I love the anticipation and the mystery behind the characters and the back story of it all. That is the main reason why I requested Wake to Darkness and was excited on reading it but somehow I was unexpectedly disappointed and that is sad because I wanted [...]


    13. I am well and truly hooked on this series, I love it. Wake to Darkness is the second book in the Brown and de Luca series, and this is one of those series where it really is better to read the books in order - otherwise you're going to be missing quite a bit (with the exception of the novella, Dream of Danger as that book is not important in terms of groundwork, at least as far as I can tell - it was still a good read(view spoiler)[ still some things left unanswered from it though(hide spoiler)] [...]


    14. "Wake to Darkness" which I won from Giveaways is an electrically-charged crime thriller with a large dose of passion woven in. It begins when Rachel de Luca begins having vision dreams of people being murdered, a vital organ torn from their bodies. A self-help author and a woman who regained her sight through the organ donation of Detective Mason Brown's decreased brother, is swept into a mysterious series of murders linked to other organ recipients. As the body count climbs and danger draws pe [...]


    15. Rachel de Luca’s vision was restored by transplants from a cadaver after she had been blind for twenty years. That story was wonderfully told in SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON. WAKE TO DARKNESS is a worthy sequel. It is not necessary to read the first book to understand the full story of this one but if you haven’t read it, you will get so much information that the first one won’t be as much a thriller as it should be. In other words, read SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON first. WAKE TO DARKNESS begins [...]


    16. Wake To DarknessbyMaggie ShayneMy " in a nutshell" summaryRachel And Mason and most of their families are trying to avoid being killed by a hooded needle stabbing maniac!My thoughts after reading this bookMy first thought wasdarnwhy didn't I read the first book? Although I must say that the author does a brilliant job of filling in the gaps. I just wanted to read the first one because I enjoyed this book so much. So this oneMason and Rachel have a connection. Rachel was almost killed in the book [...]


    17. WAKE TO DARKNESS was an excellent romantic suspense title. Rachel is getting used to being able to see after twenty years of blindness. Mason is getting used to the idea that his brother Eric was a serial killer who committed suicide - a fact that Mason covered up to protect his widow and two young sons. Rachel is no longer seeing visions through the serial killer's corneas of murders being committed. Life should be good.Unfortunately someone is killing other people who received donations of Eri [...]


    18. Sleep with the Lights On was easily one of the best books I read last year. It was entertaining, the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, I constantly had to remind myself to breathe inhe outThis book was not different,It starts right around Christmas break, few months after the first one, Rachel is still enjoying her life as a newly sighted woman, the killings stopped, she and Mason have "agreed" to stay apart, so Rachel can get to know what life is like when you are not blind.She has a new [...]


    19. Harlequin | November 26, 2013 | Mass Market Paperbound|ISBN: 978-0-7783-1555-1My Review:Rachel de Luca is still having visions of murders through her new corneas she receivd a few months ago in this riveting story in Book Two - companion to "Sleep With The Lights On." Only Rachel and Detective Mason Brown are aware of her secret and they plan to keep it that way to protect the people they love - but is this the right thing to do? Giving up the secret now would cost Mason his job that he loves so [...]


    20. RUN and pre order NOW!!!This book was amazing. It's even better than Sleep With the Lights On, although I didn't think that was possible.Leave yourself plenty of time to read this book because you are going to want to DEVOUR it one sitting.It had me on the edge of my seat and a book hasn't done that with such intensity since the mid 90's (Winter Prey- John Sanford).The relationship/romance between Rachel and Mason is more pronounced in this book and their individual development is greater too. T [...]


    21. 4/5; 4 stars; A-I am thrilled to find another romantic suspense series to love. I had seen this series around but didn't really get into it until my GR friend Jonetta talked about it. This second book follows closely behind book 1 and is 'more of the same' but different. The story line continues. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, Rachel and Mason, Myrtle, the kids. It was fun and fast moving on top of the romantic suspense element which I love.


    22. **A 3.5 Review as posted on KindleObsessed blog**I asked an author one time (sorry, I forget who…I was at a conference with roughly 60 at my fingertips) what their biggest “writing” fear was. Surprisingly, it wasn’t: “writing an upchuck worthy book” (which I’ve heard more than once over the past 6 years) instead, it was:“Writing the worst sequel known to man.”Honestly, I was shocked by the answer. Their biggest fear was penning a crappy sequel? Why?So I asked. And this was thei [...]


    23. Setting: Manhattan talk show; home off Whitney Point Reservoir, New York; hospitals to get info on brother’s donors; Pine Haven ski resort & Blue Lake, Adirondacks – 6 bedroom cabin, lodge with indoor water park, etc, security office, skiing mountains & lift, dining room; Oakdale Mall; Characters:Mason Brown: doing his best to help his brother’s family – weekends, after school, etc; missing Rachel; guilt over covering for his brother’s crimes;Rachel de Luca: self-help author, w [...]



    24. Wake to darknessThis is a awesome book ! The characters are very interesting the plot was twisted enough to keep you hanging on every chapter


    25. ripeforreader/2013My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️YIKES!!! Absolutely everything I had hoped it would be!!! This is the second full novel in the series, first one was SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON, for which you can read my review HERE, next a short novella DREAM OF DANGER, was released just last month and as far as I know, still available free of charge. And now this stunner of a story!!!After having decided to get used to living with sight, before embarking on any personal entanglements with Mason, Rachel [...]


    26. Unexpected!! There is no other word for how this book turned out to be. I thought one thing, changed my mind, went back to it, then changed it again, and then. TOTAL SURPRISE!!!! I was glued to this story and I am sure the others will hold my attention as well.


    27. This one was harder to figure out where to rate this as I didn’t like it quite as well as book one. Where book one stretched the believability hard, this one kind of broke it at time or two.I missed much of the humor that I really liked in book one as well. For some reason, Rachel’s smartass attitude was hugely downplayed in this book so we didn’t get those funny moments. They weren’t needed quite as much in this book, but I still missed them as it is one of the things that I enjoyed abo [...]


    28. 3.5 star readRachel DeLuca is a renowned self-help author. She recently received a cornea transplant that restored her vision after twenty years. Unfortunately her corneas were taken from the body of a serial killer (you've got to read Sleep with the Lights On Brown and DeLuca #1 . . . trust me!). Rachel teamed up with police detective Mason Brown, the brother of the deceased serial killer, and their efforts resulted in the death of the Wraith (read the first book!). Now there's a new killer on [...]


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