Midnight House is a sequel to the YA thriller, The Field. Ian Dawson uses his own experiences to create stories that will keep readers enthralled. His work reaches into his own darkest moments, but he uses his experiences to create works that are complex and examine the implications of traumatic events on human behavior.
Set two years after the events of The Field, Midnight House focuses on Daniel Robinson. He is still haunted by his abduction and has been trying to get his nightmares to vanish. As he continues to struggle he realizes that it will only be so long before the people he cares about begin to realize his insomnia is getting worse. He though is unsure if he can find the strength to reach out. While he has been working through his trauma, his best friend Kyle has been invited to join the mysterious rituals of the Enterprise Varsity Basketball team. Daniel is unsure of what the motives behind this invite and just how safe the events in the Midnight House might be and decides to investigate. The two will learn whether this is a true chance to prove himself or if something more sinister is at play.
Midnight House is a more fictional endeavor, though it does still draw from the source material of the first book. Dawson has turned darkness into something that examines trauma and the impact it has on those who experience it. This story was really engaging and I was eager to understand what would happen next. I commend Dawson for creating such strong works with deep themes behind them. You can get your copy of Midnight House today.