Shadow Dancer by Addison Kline

This was more going on in this book than I had initially anticipated but it was a whole heap of mystery all wrapped up with one very healthy dose of attitude.

Tristan grew up never knowing who her mother was, she had nothing to go on other that the communications of those around her and the meagre ministrations of her father but can she really believe what she has been forced to live with her entire life or will this curious girl find out that sometimes it pays to let sleeping dogs lie.

Tristian has always had her brothers and father but she has never known the touch of her mother’s love, the bond that lies between a little girl and her momma, so when a school project requires a little digging into her background, she is left staggered when she uncovers that her father has been far from honest.

So what happens when you open a can of worms that has had its lid wedged closed for years, well Tristian is about to find out!

Honestly when the story started to unfold, I was gingerly turning the pages wondering what secret was going to rear its ugly head next. And when Tristan is kidnapped, I couldn’t help but wonder just how far things were going to plummet.

The dirtiest secrets of a town that has much to hide slowly begin to surface and it was one heck of a ride all the way to the end. It wasn’t only the Morrow family that were caught up in all the subterfuge, there were other members of this close knit community that had cause to be concerned.

I loved the way the story flitted back and forth between events that had shaped the past and present day, the details popped and the author brought not only all of the characters but the whole town to life.

I loved that the family as placed under such scrutiny, that each character played a vested interest in the whole storyline and that no-one was there without just cause.

You will enjoy the interactions with Sergeant Di Nolfo, and his no holds barred attitude, he definitely took no prisoners, he was a tough nut but his heart was in the right place. I wasn’t overtly taken with Bernard, something just sort of creeped me out about him and I didn’t like the connection that Tristian’s mother Catherine had with him, I was blown away by the suffering that Catherine had endured in her childhood but her life never seemed to have been given a fair crack and the reason why she was not in Tristian’s life was truly sad.

I absolutely loved the whole story, the drama was encompassing, it knew no limits and honestly it wasn’t an easy one to pick apart. There is plenty to hold your attention, and it sways reverently between both humour and suspense.

Do I think I would read it again, yep I think that is a given and seeing as I now know all its secrets, I will take that revelation as a very good sign.

A book that is difficult to put down.

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