What You Do In The Dark - Book Review

Local author uses Cleveland as a backdrop to tell the story of an illicit affair and abortion that alters a woman's life.

Cleveland Ohio-In the dark, you stumble and fail. In the dark, you do things you think no one else will see. In the dark, you can't see! The desire for real love and relief from loneliness is powerful?it's deceptive?it's intoxicating?it can destroy lives?it can lure you into extreme darkness! What You Do In The Dark? (Now available online to readers through 1stbooks Library at www.1stbooks.com/bookview/9863) is written by Deborah Marbury, noted playwright and first-time novelist. This compelling work of fiction examines the complexities of human nature through dramatic and passionate narrative told by the main character, Caren, as she laments her current station in life as a thirty-five year old, overweight single woman.

Ten years earlier, Carne is a sexy, vibrant and ambitious newspaper reporter who is engaged to marry her high school sweetheart. Her life is going just like clockwork until she interviews Cleveland's most eligible bachelor, Councilman Robert Turner. Driven by loneliness due to her fianc?'s constant neglect, she sleeps with Robert and gets pregnant. Then, in an effort to conceal their illicit affair, Caren and Robert agree to abort the child. However, when Robert decides to run for an Ohio State senate seat, there is someone who suspects they have a secret and is determined to expose Turner's stand on abortion to the media.

Thus, Caren's future with her fianc? and her reputation with her God-fearing mother are severe threatened. This flashback narrative details a year in Caren's life that reveals how what she did in the dark came to the light and changed her life!


About The Author: Deborah Marbury is a child of God, mother, teacher and playwright. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Education from Cleveland State University. Marbury plans to take What You Do In The Dark?to the stage in 2003. Marbury was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

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