I was pleased to be able to read V.C. Andrews latest novel called Into the Darkness this week. This book was released at the end of February 2012 and is the first V.C. Andrews book released in 2012. Another interesting fact about Into the Darkness is that it is only the 2nd V.C. Andrews book that does not have a series attached to it, with My Sweet Audrina being the other novel that is a stand alone. Into the Darkness follows the motif of past V.C. Andrews novels in that teen Amber Taylor is picked upon by her fellow classmates due to her being shy and introspective. Amber falls for the new neighbor that moves in that summer named Brayden. They have many adventures that lead Amber to see parts of her town that she has never seen before, plus her self-confidence blossoms. However as quickly Brayden moved in next door he vanishes leaving Amber to find out the truth. Overall this novel was enjoyable and if you are fan of V.C. Andrews novels or other authors such as Nora Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark or Barbara Michaels this is a good book that I would recommend.