Dark by Linda Mooney
With threats of solar flares larger than anything ever recorded looming, everyone on Earth is scrambling to prepare. No one knows how severe the consequences will be. With little to no warning, the massive flares hit, wiping out power grids, frying everything electrical or battery-operated, and burning out most living beings, unless you were lucky enough to be deep underground or inside something that could withstand the unimaginable temperatures.
In the end, the Earth has been left in total, absolute darkness.
Having rekindled their romance after their failed marriage, Gideon doesn’t want to be apart from D’hani, but she lives in another town. The last time he talked to her, he vowed to come looking for her if/when the big one hits. Because he works for Brodwyn Light and Power, he must stick around to help restore power when the flares pass.
Barely escaping death, he leaves to find her, to see if she also managed to survive, but life has been forever changed. Survival is now reduced to scavenging for whatever food and water he can find, and that means only the fittest or smartest will stay alive.
But some survivors have been reduced to savages.
Has humanity completely turned on itself? It seems there are still a few good ones left, though they are very few and far between. If Gideon can find D’hani, they’re going to search for a place where they can spend the rest of their days, however long that may be.
Although it may be the end of the world, their last wish is for them to be together.