Summary: Dark has a sound. A song.
Marc said he heard that darkness when he creeped houses, when he stood over people while they slept. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey.
Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. No more private school, cushy mansion, or best friend to hand with...now, all she has is Marc.
Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who is obsessed with his gun collection. Marc, who won't let anyone stand in his way where Ames is concerned - especially her parents. Mom and Dad, role models of lies and self-absorption, aren't exactly innocent...but is Ames prepared to commit the ultimate betrayal against them?
My review of Dark Song
(Star): How did writing Dark Song change your views about the relationships you have and those you see around you?
(Gail Giles): I don't think it changed my relationships, but it solidified my feelings that everyone has two stories. The external story that the world sees and the internal story that we keep hidden.
(Star): What do you hope that people will gain by reading Dark Song?
(GG): Wow, that's hard. The author has to write a book knowing and hoping that every reader takes something different away from the story. It's a really flat story if every on gains the same thing. The overall arc though is Ames did love her family and was willing to protect them even though she put them in harm's way in the first place.
(Star): Do you have any writing rituals?
(GG): Coffee. And I have to write 300 words or sit in front of the monitor for three hours. Which ever comes first.
(Star): What advice do you have for readers who tell you their own Dark Song?
(GG): Talk to someone. Find a counselor, friend, police officer, whatever, who can help. Do not let a boy, man abuse or use you. That's never, ever love and it usually ends in someone's death. Beauty and beast when love conquers the beast is a FAIRY TALE.
I want to thank Ms. Giles for her time and please read Dark Song (you'll love it!) and visit her website at http://gailgiles.com/Welcome.html