ARC AUDIO REVIEW: Everything the Darkness Eats by Eric LaRocca

Publication Date: June 6, 2023
Format: Audio
Genre:  Horror 
Narrators: Andre Santana

Publisher: Dreamscape Media
 5 hours 28 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


An insidious darkness threatens to devastate a rural New England village when occult forces are conjured and when bigotry is left unrestrained.

After a recent string of disappearances in a small Connecticut town, a grieving widower with a grim secret is drawn into a dangerous ritual of dark magic by a powerful and mysterious older gentleman named Heart Crowley. Meanwhile, a member of local law enforcement tasked with uncovering the culprit responsible for the bizarre disappearances soon begins to learn of a current of unbridled hatred simmering beneath the guise of the town’s idyllic community—a hatred that will eventually burst and forever change the lives of those who once found peace in the quiet town of Henley’s Edge.


I received this book free from the publisher through netgalley.  I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

I'm not sure what to say about this book. It's a quick read and also a strange one. There are mysterious disappearances and a man named Ghost who seems to have a voice in his ear that always tells him he is no good but yet all he wants is someone to notice him and like him. Then there is Malik who lives in a big mysterious house with an entity that he claims is God living in the basement. 

The narrator was engaging and kept me going with this book however it had a lot of inconsistencies and things I just didn't get.  

As a horror book I think this one will appeal to some fans. The theme of losing ones self seems to be key to this book. Either to religion, or to a relationship in the guise of helping. Overall I found myself thinking about it trying to work it all out.  I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. 

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