Friday, April 27, 2012

Darkroom - Book Review

by Joshua Graham


After scattering her mother’s ashes in Vietnam, photojournalist Xandra Carrick comes home to New York to rebuild her life and career. When she experiences, in her darkroom, supernatural visions that reveal atrocities perpetrated by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, she finds herself entangled in a forty-year-old conspiracy that could bring the nation into political turmoil.
Launching headlong into a quest to learn the truth from her father, Peter Carrick, a Pulitzer Prize laureate who served as an embedded photographer during the war, she confronts him about a dark secret he has kept—a secret that has devastated their family.
Her investigations lead her to her departed mother’s journal, which tells of love, spiritual awakening, and surviving the fall of Saigon.
Pursued across the continent, Xandra comes face-to-face with powerful forces that will stop at nothing to prevent her from revealing the truth. But not before government agencies arrest her for murder, domestic terrorism, and an assassination attempt on the newly elected president of the United States.
Darkroom is a riveting tale of suspense that tears the cover off the human struggle for truth in a world imprisoned by lies.

My Thoughts

There was a lot of action and suspense in the story. It twisted and turned every which way and you never really knew what was next. This kept the story going and me involved in it.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Howard Books for the opportunity to review Darkroom. I received a complimentary copy of this book for purposes of facilitating this review.


  1. Thank you for your comment and follow. It turns out I'm already following you.

    I do have a question, how do you select the books that you review?

    1. I look at the genre and the description. If it sounds like something I'd like, I request it. I'm just getting started on doing more reviews. I'm trying to branch out into some genres I've not reviewed for in the past.

  2. Thank you so much for this kind review. DARKROOM is available for Kindle
    and Barnes & Noble/Nook

    You might be interested in a short blog post I recently did regarding some inspiration for this book: Here

    If you'd like free sample chapters, please come to my facebook page:

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