A Step Into the Dark by Donna Augustine – A Book Review

Posted July 4, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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A Step into the Dark

(Ollie Wit Series – Book 1)

by Donna Augustine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy

Available Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A very intriguing start to a slightly older Augustine series – free on KU.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades but it’s a gift with a steep price.

Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haunted her since a child, destroyed her family and wreaked havoc all around her.

Kane knows Ollie is the key to getting the spell he needs and he’s the answer to ending her torment. But it’s a bargain that brings her closer to her own destruction. Even if she succeeds, will she be able to walk away from the newfound power that comes with walking in the Shadowlands?

Thoughts on A Step Into the Dark


I rather like Donna Augustine and the previous series’ I have read from her – and this one is no different. Creating a new world ripe with paranormals and unique rules, this introductory novel exposes the FMC, Ollie, to the dark underbelly of this the reality she has always caught glimpses of – and what it means for her.


  • No info dump, we learn as Ollie does.
  • Kane…. I love him, I hate him.
  • Certain phrases are twisted just right.


  • Answers are few.
  • No sense of resolution.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type





4 out of 5 Stars

Decent start to a fascinating Urban Fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published January 24th, 2017

376 Pages

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Your Turn

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