Book Review: Darkness & Grace by Kathryn Schleich

“Inspired by a true story.” It’s got to be great, right? Let’s see in this latest book review.


Inspired by real-life events, Darkness and Grace is a compelling story of the Pierson family as they discover that neither their money nor their considerable influence can keep them safe from one woman’s malicious intent. It’s the classic struggle between good and evil, as well as the violent undercurrent running beneath the illusory serenity of a close-knit Midwestern family.

Darkness and Grace Book Cover


I really like the tone in which Darkness & Grace is written. Based in the 90s and told from the perspective of his sister Kate, there’s a real sinister tone to the story. Rightly so as the Pierson family are dealing with something sinister in Pamela.

I liked Pamela in that she brought all the action to the book. Completely flawed, she keeps the reader on their toes. The Pierson family can be interesting at times, but hard to stomach at other times. I like a tight-knit family but wasn’t a fan of their holier than thou attitude at times. I would enjoy to read the events of this book from the perspective of Pamela.

While the author’s writing style was engaging, the story felt a bit too dragged out for me at times. Pamela’s actions become rather repetitive and less surprising as time goes on. While the resolution of the story is good, it takes too long to come, and I’m not sure if it felt realistic or not.

If you like a good family thriller/drama, then Darkness & Grace is worth a read. You can pick up your copy here.

Check out my review of Kathryn Schleich’s Salvation Station here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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