Brenda Marie Smith
If Darkness Takes Us
BREATHTAKING POST-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL
IN SUBURBAN AUSTIN, TEXAS, BEA CRENSHAW SECRETLY PREPARES FOR THE APOCALYPSE.
But when a solar pulse destroys modern life, she’s left alone with four grandkids whose parents do not return home. She must teach these kids to survive without power, cars, phones, running water, or doctors in a world fraught with increasing danger. If Darkness Takes Us is fraught with resilience, humanity, and heart.
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It’s not often I find a novel that I can’t put down, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this one glued to my palms for two straight days and nights.
– M. Reardon
There is real, identifiable humanity, subtle and sweet and sad, and events utterly shattering in their intensity.
– Pinckney Benedict, 2018 SFK Press Novel Contest Judge
IF DARKNESS TAKES US is a breathtaking tale of heartbreak, survival, and hope, set in contemporary Austin in the aftermath of a devastating electromagnetic pulse.