Fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace plans to escape the small town in the 1923 Kentucky countryside—the town that won't let him forget his past—when a horrific explosion changes his mind. He teams with his cousin Will and young FBI agent Rick Sweeney to solve a perplexing mystery. Someone is trying to kill the boys, and a bewildering list of suspects keep them on edge and confused. False clues mislead them until they discover a surprising name and rush to confront the real enemy—and then wish they hadn't.
STEPS INTO DARKNESS is a fun, page-turning thriller with a hint of romance that delivers adventure and mystery while exploring the fears of a teen living with a frightful memory.