Friday, 8 March 2013

Book Review: Shadow Woman

Shadow Woman
Linda Howard
Published: January 2013
Format: ebook
ASIN: B008H33U7W
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

Strange memories soon begin to surface and, along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn’t a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she’s being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What’s more, she can elude surveillance—like a trained agent.

Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help—but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn’t trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.
You are drawn into this story right from the first page. Lizette starts to realise there are holes in her memory and when she tries to remember she has awful headaches. She bumps into a mysterious man who seems familiar, but as events unfold she isn't sure if he's trying to help her or kill her. There are crosses and double crosses throughout the book and you're not always sure who are the bad guys and who are the good guys.

This isn't quite as good as some of Ms Howard's older books (Son of the Morning is one of my all-time favourites), but it was still a gripping read and once I started I couldn't put it down.

I really enjoyed this book and give it 4 out of 5.

A big thank you to NetGalley for letting me read this book


Janice Horton said... [Reply to comment]

I thought I'd encourage your blogging Jude by awarding you the Sunshine Award! Do pop over to my blog this week if you'd like to accpet.

Janice xx

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