Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley

October 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
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The news has been filled with stories of tragedy and turmoil. But world events like the recent bombings in London seem far removed from eighteen-year-old Amélie Hatch’s quiet life in Zillah, Washington. She’s content with the predictable pattern of her life school, friends, work. But when Amélie’s father leaves on a mysterious Church assignment, concerns escalate as the family is left with few answers.

Then, in the span of moments, Amélie’s world erupts in chaos. Terrorists have attacked the US power grid. There is no electricity. Vehicles have ceased working. The nuclear facility at nearby Hanford is compromised, and radiation may be flooding the area.

Without the guidance of their father, Amélie’s family faces a monumental task at the request of the leaders of the Church: members of their stake have been asked to walk to Utah, where they will find safety in Zion.

Fleeing her home and the life she knows, Amélie sets off on the arduous journey toward the refuge of Utah. There is danger around every corner as the group faces gunfire, kidnapping, and new terrorist threats. And as she finds herself drawn to two very different young men, Amélie recognizes a more personal peril she’s in danger of losing her heart.

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Title: The End Begins: Sudden Darkness

Author: Margot Hovley

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Release Date: October 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1608611447

Size: 176 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative/Last Days



2 responses to “Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley

  1. Gayle Humpherys

    It’s hard to say how realistic this LDS end-of-the-world story is overall, but it certainly made me think about possibilities and preparedness and what my family might do in certain situations. A great story – looking forward to the sequel!

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