The Hour Before Dark

Front Cover
Leisure Books, 2003 - Fiction - 384 pages
38 Reviews
When Nemo Raglan's father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo must return tothe New England island he thought he had escaped for good, Burnley Island... and the shadowy farmhouse called Hawthorn. But thsi murder was no crime of human ferocity. What butchered Nemo's father may in fact be something far more terrifying - something Nemo and his younger brother and sister have known since they were children.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Hour Before Dark

User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

This book wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. It was scary at first, and then there were a lot of pages that were rather humdrum, but it picked up at the end. The father is killed strangely and ... Read full review

Review: The Hour Before Dark

User Review  - Farhan - Goodreads

A very average and tepid horror novel. Got it since Publishers Weekly had some very good things to say about it. Surprising since they are usually right on the money. Anyhow, this novel reminded me why I only read horror fiction when Stephen King's name is on it. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

26 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Douglas Clegg is the author of many books, including the best sellers Nightmare Chronicles, The Hour Before Dark, The Infinite, and You Come When I Call You. He lives outside Manhattan.

Bibliographic information