A Song After Dark

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Norman thought he'd hit the jackpot when he met Zach, trading his boring straight-A lifestyle for one filled with parties, drugs, and more girls than he ever imagined he'd meet in his lifetime.

But there’s something dangerous about Zach, something not quite right. For Zach has a dark secret, that once revealed will drag his newfound sidekick into a nightmare world mired in death and destruction. More
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About Grant Palmquist

Grant Palmquist is the author of the science-fiction novel Azure and four horror novels: A Song After Dark, Permanent Winter, Dirge, and The Seer. His short stories have appeared in Chizine, Dogmatika, and Underground Voices.

He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, and is currently at work on a novella entitled Sinkhole.

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Review by: Johanna Panko on May 28, 2013 : (no rating)
Everyone meet Norman, a young seventeen year old, who has no social life, no friends, and no girls talk to him. His parent's are controlling, strict, and wont buy him a car either, so he rides the bus. Any back talk and his father takes a belt to him. Then meet Zach, he has everything. Zach has the life, get's any girl, and he can stay out all night and his parent's wont care. But Zach has a darkness in him that comes out slowly. As Norman leans on Zach to mold him into a cool person who can talk to girls, Zach's trying to mold Norman into something dark. Just goes to show you that I believe evil comes from within. This was a great fast paced read, and I thought the ending was great but a slight disappoint to how it ended.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Review by: krista walters on May 24, 2013 :
OH MY GOD!!! This was freakin AWESOME!! This was my first horror story and it was wonderful. The main character Norman is awkward and lonely and he finally becomes friends with a guy he has wanted to be friends with forever Zach! Who is so freakin scary and gross he makes you want to throw up in your mouth a little!! CATS AND DOGS!!!! Thats all i'm sayin!!! This book is thrilling, scary, gross, and REAL!! It was so scary because it could ACTUALLY happen. This book got the reaction from me that the author wanted!! A pucky feeling in your stomach and you crusing out loud!! If you want a thriller, this is the book for you!!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Lisa Ritter on May 14, 2013 :
This is the first book I have read from Grant Palmquist. It is a horror book. I received a copy of the book in a Librarything give away.

I found it a fascinating read. Grant took us on a deep looking inside the heads of teens that are trying to figure out who they are in the world. Often times mass murderers have supposedly had a dark childhood that starts with the hurting of animals, or you hear "I just wanted to see what it felt like"

This book hits on those things, it was a disconcerting read, but also made me extremely thoughtful. I agree whole heartedly with a review saying it was a disturbing read, but it opened eyes and that can never be a bad thing.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: Cindy Holdmann on May 6, 2013 :
This was an excellent dark thriller. It pulled me in from the beginning and the characters were so well developed. I like the fact that he did it bit by bit. Although it was a bit predictable, it was written very smoothly and fluently. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes good vs. evil books.
(reviewed 63 days after purchase)
Review by: Lyle Hansen on March 21, 2013 :
I received a free copy of this ebook from Librarything member giveaway and my review was unsolicited. This is the second Grant Palmquist book I have read and again was very impressed. I am a avid reader of horror novels and have found Grant Palmquist to be an excellent writer in the genre. This book made me feel like I was going to the darker areas of my mind. I really liked the story line and the character development. In short this book was about a seventeen year old boy who has been invisible his whole life. His parents are very over productive and don't allow him to do anything! But Norman rebels and is befriended by Zach a fellow classmate that is very popular with the ladies. Zach goes on and becomes a bad influence on Norman and Norman finds himself struggling to decide how far into Zach's dark world he wants to go. This book made me feel disturbed inside in a good way like some of Jack Ketchum's books! I highly recommend this book and look forward to more books by Mr. Palmquist.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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