Books on Our Radar: Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on February 13, 2019, in Books On Our Radar / 2 Comments

Books on Our Radar: Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher

As I wrote my review for Gwenda Bond’s Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds, all I could think about was how awesome it’s going to be as this world builds out. We have a behind-the-scenes book in Stranger Things: World’s Turned Upside Down and Eleven’s birth story in Suspicious Minds – all I wanted next was more back story on Jim Hopper. I’ve been curious about him since the beginning, a slightly broken, slightly jaded, slightly hardened Sheriff who clearly has been through some stuff. Enter Darkness on the Edge of Town, Hopper’s backstory set in 1977.

The charm of Stranger Things partially comes from the setting and worldbuilding. I am so excited to see what Adam Christopher does with 1977, an era I haven’t spent much time in. Dropping Hopper right in the middle of NYC sounds like the perfect way to introduce the audience to the ins and outs of his backstory. Add this one to your TBR now!


Books on Our Radar: Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher

Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town: The Second Official Novel

by Adam Christopher
on June 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
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Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…

Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.

Soon Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he's about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.



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