Eleven-year-old Howie apparently likes exploring abandoned buildings.
Once inside the old emporium, he climbs to the roof and stumbles upon
Alton Blackwood. Howie and Alton share one characteristic:
disfigurement, and they become fast friends. Howie doesn't understand
why the entirety of a grown man's existence consists of moving from
shadow to shadow. Youthful innocence prompts Howie to invite Alton to
rent a room at his parent's house. That's when Howie runs home to prepare
sandwiches and grab a few photos of his family to share, but upon his return
to the roof, Alton is absent. Left behind is a backpack containing
incriminating evidence. Is it too late? Can Howie return home in time to
warn his parents and sister? Can he save others who might fall into
Darkness Under the Sun is short story that set's up
Dean Koontz novel entitled "What the Night Knows." I gave "Darkness"
4-stars, but 4.5-Stars is a more accurate rating. It's very good if you
like dark suspense.