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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

What a story!
What would you do if all the lights went out...for days on end?
What would you do if all of the electronic devices didn't cars, phones, computers, games?
What would you do if you were asked to walk across the span of multiple states?

This story makes you really think about your life and what would happen if everything just quit and you were asked to leave it all behind.


Tragedy and war have filled the newspapers.
But, to Amelie life goes on as normal...
Well, as normal as her life gets anyway.

Then her world really falls apart.
Her father is whisked away to some unknown mission.
Her job and school get put on hold.
They have no electricity.
And now they have been asked to leave everything behind and move from Washington to Utah.

Life is complicated even more when all the gasoline is stolen and they have to walk the entire way.

Walk this journey with her as she encounters, gunfire, kidnapping, terrorist threats, missionary moments, friendship, and love.

This is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished that last page.

Enjoy your life now...for you never know when or where 'the end begins...and you will find yourself in 'sudden darkness.'


Wonderfully Written!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The End Begins: Sudden Darkness is Margot Holvey's debut novel. Amélie is an 18 year old girl who goes from being a senior in High School to a modern day pioneer. When the government is attacked and the country plummets into chaos, Amélie and her family leave their home in Zillah, WA to start a trek to Salt Lake City with the other members of their LDS Stake. As a large group with resources that were in high demand Amélie, her family, and the others walking to Salt Lake City are a target for looters and liars who will do anything to get their resources; including kidnapping. Resources aren't the only thing at stake though - Amélie's heart is also at risk. Readers will enjoy the journey Holvey takes them on from Zillah, WA to Salt Lake City, UT. There is love, obstacles, and determination all along the way. Holvey does an excellent job of keeping you reading and wanting to know what is going to happen next. And of course, the cliffhanger at the end with wanting to know what Amélie and Zack were asked to do and what will happen next will have you asking yourself when another book is going to come out.

A multilayered story of physical survival and personal growth.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Amélie doesn't have much to complain about. Senior year of high school is looking good. She's got a pretty good life, bum leg notwithstanding. Supported by a great family and a small but fiercly devoted circle of friends. When terrorists drop an EMP killing all things electric and church leadership tells her she must leave everything she knows behind and walk over 600 miles to Salt Lake City, she will question what she thought to be real: real friendship, real love, real survival.

A tightly written, beautifully described tale with a voice that rings true. Highly recommended.

Outstanding read!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Margot Hovley’s debut novel, Sudden Darkness, is a gripping story of a young girl, Amélie, caught in a world of terror and uncertainty. Since radiation is leaking from a nearby nuclear plant, Amélie, her immediate family, and her church family must walk to Utah from their home in Zillah, Washington. Not only is there physical danger lurking at every turn in the road, but personal struggle awaits— Amélie may lose her heart.
This well crafted, fast-paced novel will delight young and old alike, as they follow this tender story of personal determination to overcome physical challenges, heart-felt dilemmas, and societal trauma. The reader will relish the conflict and savor victory in the midst of defeat for a young girl and her stake in their modern day pioneer trek. Five stars, Margot! Great read!

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