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Darker Than You Think

by Jack Williamson

Who is the Child of Night?

That's what small-town reporter Will Barbee must find out. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he soons finds himself embroiled in something far beyond mortal understanding.

Doggedly pursuing his investigation, he meets the mysterious and seductive April Bell and starts having disturbing, tantalizing dreams in which he does terrible things-- things that are stranger and wilder than his worst nightmares. Then his friends begin dying one by one and he slowly realizes that an unspeakable evil has been unleashed.

As Barbee's world crumbles around him in a dizzying blizzard of madness, the intoxicating, dangerous April pushes Barbee ever closer to the answer to the question "Who is the Child of Night?"

When Barbee finds out, he'll wish he'd never been born.

"Darker Than You Think yields sheer enjoyment, generating wonder and suspense as Williamson springs his sequence of trapdoors with the effortless agility of a master." -- Peter Straub

Originally published in the December 1940 issue of the pulp fiction magazine Unknown.

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Format: Paperback
266 Pages
First Published: 1940

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