Friday, May 10, 2019

The Shadow Writer
by Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 348
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Every writer has a story. Some are deadlier than others.
Aspiring author Graye Templeton will do anything to escape the horrific childhood crime that haunts her. After a life lived in shadows, she’s accepted a new job as protégé to Laura West, influential book blogger and wife of an acclaimed novelist. Laura’s connections could make Graye’s publishing dreams a reality. But there’s more to Laura than meets the eye.
Behind the veneer of a charmed life, Laura’s marriage is collapsing. Her once-lauded husband is descending into alcoholism and ruin and bringing Laura nearer to the edge.
As the two women form a bond that seems meant to be, long-buried secrets claw their way into the present, and the line between friendship and obsession begins to blur, forcing each to decide where her loyalties lie. Running from the past is a dangerous game, and the loser could end up dead.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a fantastic book!!  The characters, the plot, the pacing, just all so so good.  For those fans of the mystery/thriller genre, I have to warn that this one was a little on the tame side, so if you like the blood guts and gore, this one won't live up to that, but the mystery behind it is so good, still worth the read!

Grave Templeton changed her name to escape the infamy that befell her during her childhood.  With a mother that was murdered and she has the star witness, she wanted to leave it all behind and start fresh.  But her past will not be laid to rest and is about to resurface and may just haunt her until she confronts it.

The errie creep factor was legit in this book and for me when I read that is what I love most about the genre.  I love when I get the goosebumps and even when a little concerned about reading this book when I am home alone!  

The thing that I loved a lot was the inclusion of a book blogger in the book.  there are very few books that include characters who do what we do, whether it be as a career or hobby, so it is always fun to have someone in the book who is also in the book world.  It was a unique look into the book community through a different lens than the typical one in publishing.

I have read about half of Eliza Maxwell's books and have loved them all.  I want to make it a priority to get caught up on her books before the next one arrives.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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