RaveOpen Letters ReviewWith neither a hint of voyeurism nor nostalgia, Cook has used his skills as a seasoned crime fiction writer to create an impressive and moving work of debut nonfiction. Even Darkness Sings flows like a novel, each chapter with unique characters, settings and themes described in rich detail. Historical context is judiciously given for each locale to inform readers without bogging them down in minutiae. As a result, even non-history aficionados can engage with, and appreciate, this book. Surprising instances of justified irreverence are peppered throughout, adding to the book’s vibrancy and authenticity ... At its core, the author is writing a love letter to dark places, which are a bridge of shared experiences between the past and present that links humanity together.