Book Review: Shadows from the Past

Back Cover Synopsis:

“…..It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…..”

Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer Aurora Davvan cannot rest until she finds her brother’s 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 don’t care how, and I don’t care where; but I want her dead now!”

Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s 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?

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Author Bio:

Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parents’ 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 includes 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 Shadows series entitled Shadows in Black and White and also a standalone suspense entitled One of Their Own. She and her family make their home in Texas.

My Review:

This book did a great job at keeping the identity of one of the bad guys a secret until the end. The curiosity of who it would be kept me reading as fast as I could. This book spent quite a bit of time focusing on the relationship between the main character Aurora and her ex-fiance Jordan and because of that was not as suspenseful as I anticipated. While I can appreciate a good love story, this book was a bit cheesy for my taste.

The author switched from character to character rather abruptly throughout the story. Several times I was confused as to which character’s point of view I was reading.

 Aurora’s journey of overcoming her self-blame for her brother’s murder was inspiring. It was a good portrayal of the truth that no matter how far we stray from God He is always willing to receive us again.

I was provided a complimentary copy of Shadows from the Past for reviewing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.