"He knew that animals could sense when a natural disaster was about to occur and humans were often given warning by observing unusual animal behavior. But there were no animals in the mine.Maybe I’m the animal, he thought, maybe what I’m feeling right now is what animals feel before a disaster."ACROSS THE DARK begins in the 1920s with the story of Hank and Eliza Steadman,"He knew that animals could sense when a natural disaster was about to occur and humans were often given warning by observing unusual animal behavior. But there were no animals in the mine.Maybe I’m the animal, he thought, maybe what I’m feeling right now is what animals feel before a disaster."ACROSS THE DARK begins in the 1920s with the story of Hank and Eliza Steadman, two people deeply in love, and the tale of Hank and his ill-fated crew of miners, who go into the mine one day and never come out. The one surviving miner, John Sanger, claims that Hank took his men to the wrong part of the mine and he alone is responsible for the deaths of his men. But is Sanger’s story true, or is he lying to cover up his own sordid secret?Rich, round, and loveably eccentric, Cuthbert Sweet conforms to no stereotype. He likes people and people like him – well, everyone except for a few. Our not-so-swashbuckling hero has inherited the old mine and stumbles onto something that could clear up the fifty-year-old mystery. His cousins, the children of the sole survivor of the long ago disaster, will do anything necessary in order to keep Cuthbert from exposing the truth. Anything.But Cuthbert has always been full of surprises....
|Title||:||Across the Dark|
|Number of Pages||:||327 Pages|
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Across the Dark Reviews
Attention holding bookThis book was a great story of good versus evil. It held my attention to the end. I thought part of the conclusion to the problem while trapped in the mine could have been said in fewer pages, still, it was an excellent book.
Terrifying and fascinatingThis is a story of cruelty and evil and its far-reaching effect on others. More importantly, however, it is also a story of kindness, determination,and love.
I'd rate it ten if I couldAt first I was a bit disappointed that this book wasn't my favorite genre (old west). But it pulled me in, wrapped me up and lead me on. An unlikely but awesome hero brings to light a 50 year old tragedy and injustice. So very well done, Mr. Curtis!
WowThis is the best book I've read in a long time. Not at all what I expected. A great mystery and a terrific story. A must read.
Across The darkThe first book I read by C.M. Curtis was West of Vermillion and I was very impressed. So I decided to read Across The Dark. I just completed the second book and have given it a 5 star rating. It is a truly exciting novel about conflict involving a coal mine. Mr. Curtis's writing style is outstanding. You are immediately drawn into the plot. I highly recommend it.
I was told I would enjoy this book and I did. Once I started, it was difficult to stop reading. It's easy to connect with the characters who the story is told through. I honestly couldn't read fast enough to figure out the answer to the mystery but it was worth reading every word. This is a book even young adults would enjoy.
Great book.A great read from start to finish. Can you imagine being trapped in a mine like these guys were? The author does a special super job in explaining what it must have been l.
DarkJust a flat out inspiring story. The plot twists, wonderful character studies, catalytic events and final resolutions were extremely powerful.
Not my usual genre, but I'm pleased I stepped out for this one. Interesting plot twists, well developed characters, and a lot more about mining that I ever than I ever thought I'd come to know!