I received a copy of Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’ husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas, the teen, comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. Angered by her senseless loss, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further—until the D.A. intervenes.
The results of the brutal trial enrage Meg, leading her down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?
This is a really dark book. I can totally understand why. I'm not sure how I would've reacted if I was put in Meg's place. I do like to think I wouldn't have let the hate consume me like it did her. In the beginning I was hating Jim as much as Meg, but the more she took her revenge the more I began to feel sorry for him and hate how Meg was acting. I really like how the book ended I just wish it would have followed Meg and Jim a little longer to see how they impact drinking and driving with the teens in their area. I really think Collins was clever with the name of the book.