Darkness conveys the story of a woman, Gina, who witnesses a horrific accident, jarring memories of a similar tragedy she experienced in her past. Determined to change the outcome this time, she rescues a stranger – Cal, a handsome man who brings a new more deadly danger into her life.
As Gina and Cal are forced to collaborate and compromise to survive their newfound common enemies, readers are treated to a meandering love story where we witness the growing emotional connection between two unlikely people. Each awakens a desire in the other that had been long forgotten and we are treated to a slow simmer of watching two people fall in love while facing the ultimate danger on their lives.
While the novel is light on suspense, Robards skill at characterization and describing environments and situations in extreme detail make up for the lack of tension in the suspense elements of the plot. The suspenseful elements serve as a catalyst propelling the two characters together, allowing us to witness the budding of a new love and are quickly wrapped up in one microwave chapter at the end.
Those who love an emotionally charged romance well find much to enjoy in this languid romantic suspense.