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{May 20, 2012}   {Review} Dead Night: Potter’s Secrets by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series Two #1.5)

From Goodreads: When Potter disappears from Hallowed Manor for twenty-four hours, he goes in search of the only person he thinks will be able to give him answers as to why the world has been pushed. That person is his first love, Sophie.

But Sophie has been pushed, too, and is running for her life. In a world where wolves live amongst humans, Potter must save Sophie while trying to search for answers.

During his search, he discovers that some things are best left secret.

Without fail, every book O’Rourke writes ends up leaving me breathless.  The many twists and turns always make his books a riveting read, and this novella, following Potter as he embarks on a journey of his own, is spellbinding.  I loved the shift between viewpoints, and getting to hear Sophie’s side of the story was amazing.  For those of you who have not followed this amazing series from the beginning, Sophie is Potter’s first love.  Until now, she’s always been glossed over—readers know the general gist of things, but she’s never been a true part of the story.  But O’Rourke changes all that as he shows his readers what life is like in this new pushed world.  And it’s amazing.

Perhaps my favorite element of this entire novella is the constant referencing and intertwining of his Black Hill novels.  If you haven’t read the Black Hill Series, the referencing won’t stand out, and the novella will just read as another epic piece produced by O’Rourke, but if you’re familiar with events in the psychologically thrilling Black Hill books, then you’re in for a treat.  I just about fell off my chair when I realized what O’Rourke was doing, and I smirked at all the many references throughout.  I love it! 

Dead Night-Potter’s Secrets is an amazing novella that, like the title denotes, divulges secrets that will have the reader dropping his/her jaw in surprise and cheering in triumph at some of the revelations.  It’s a must read, though you’ll need to have read the prior novels in the series in order to understand much of what is going on.  Five stars.

I received a copy of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.

O’Rourke’s Amazing Novels YOU NEED TO READ  (On Amazon):

Kiera Hudson Series 1


Kiera Hudson Series 2


Black Hill Farm Series:


Doorways Series:

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