About the Book
Author: Ben Woodard
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Number of Pages: 238
Publisher: Miller-Martin Press
Publication Date: December 23, 2013
Summary: Explosions, sabotage, deadly warnings, and a dangerous red-haired man.
Imagine The Hardy Boys meet Tom Sawyer. Add a layer of teen angst and excitement plus a mysterious group stirring up racial tensions.
That’s STEPS INTO DARKNESS, the second book in the Shakertown Adventure Series by Ben Woodard.
Fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace again makes plans to escape the small town in the 1923 Kentucky countryside—the town that won’t let him forget his past, when a horrific event changes his mind. He teams with his cousin, Will, and young FBI agent Rick Sweeney to solve a perplexing mystery. Attempts on the boys’ lives and a bewildering list of suspects keep them on edge and confused until they discover the real villain—and then wish they hadn’t.
STEPS INTO DARKNESS is a fun, page-turning thriller with a hint of romance that delivers adventure and mystery while exploring the fears of a teen living with a frightful memory.
Not everyone in Shakertown is happy about the new dam and it seems they won't let anything or anyone stand in the way of sabotaging the project. Caught in the middle of someone's disregard for human life, Tom, Will, Helen, and Louise barley escape with theirs. Tom and Will are determined to find out whose behind the thefts and destruction at the job site. They devise a plan to get themselves hired in order to do some investigating of their own, but it seems someone is onto them. Can Tom and Will find out who the mysterious culprit is before it's too late?
Lost gold, hidden truths, and evil lurking in the shadows makes Steps Into Darkness a riveting tale from beginning to end.
I highly recommend checking out the entire series.