Friday, September 14, 2018

Book Review - Shadows from the Past


"...It  is  the  price  you  pay  for  choosing  to  be  a  cop.  Your  brother͛s  life...͟Those  words  haunt  her  dreams,  and  her  waking  moments.  LAPD  officer,  Aurora  Kavvan  cannot  rest  until  she  finds  her  brothers  killer.  Digging  into  the  past  always  brings  back  unpleasant  things:  memories,  guilt...the  hit  man.  Now  she  is  in  a  race  against  time  to  find  the  murderer  before  he  finds  her.  ͞Kill  her.  I  don͛'t  care  how,  and  I  don͛'t  care  where,  but  I  want  her  dead  now!͟ Someone  was  trying  to  kill  his  dead  partner͛s  sister.  FBI  agent,  Jordan  Reiley  will  stop  at  nothing  to  protect  the  woman  he  loves.  Even  if  it  means  going  against  her  wishes;  putting  himself  between  her  and  the  man  who  murdered  her  brother.    Will  God  keep  them  alive  long  enough  for  them  to  find  the  truth?


Ashley  Dawn  was  born  and  raised  in  rural  Arkansas  where  she  developed  her  love  for  writing  while  helping  in  her  parent's  office.  She  graduated  with  an  accounting  degree  from  the  University  of  Central  Arkansas  but  is  currently  working  as  a  legal  assistant.    Ashley  has  been  writing  professionally  for  the  past  twelve  years  and  has  three  published  books.  Her  Shadows  Series  include  Shadows  From  The  Past,  Shadows  of  Suspicion,  Shadows  of  Pain,  and  Shadows  of  Deception.  She  is  currently  working  on  multiple  projects  including  the  fifth  in  her  ͚Shadows͛  series  entitled  ͞Shadows  in  Black  and  White͟  and  also  a  standalone  suspense  titled  ͚One  of  Their  Own͛.  She  and  her  family  make  their  home  in  Texas.


I always love a good mystery, especially if it involves a policeman or detective. That was one reason why I chose to read this book.  However, it was more a romance than a mystery, which I was surprised by.

I enjoyed the premise of the story and how dedicated to family that Aurora is. I also think the story line of her blaming God because of what happened to her brother was well done and very believable. I like that we see her struggling with her faith in a realistic way. Her guilt and self-blame are something I'm sure we can all relate to at one time or another in our lives.

I did enjoy the relationship aspect between Aurora and Jordon and enjoyed the dialogue between the two. I had a bit of a hard time figuring out, at times, who exactly we were "hearing" from as we read the inner thoughts of the characters. Sometimes, there wasn't a lot of explanation as to who we were reading about.

All in all, I liked this book. There are a few problems but not enough for me to dislike it. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

*This ebook was provided to me by Celebrate Lit. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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