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A gripper of a ghost story
on October 18, 2011
An avid follower of Jen Black's novels, I could not resist reading Shadows, her newest book and first venture into contemporary paranormal romance.
When Melissa meets the handsome Rory at a party, she is instantly drawn to him, but is hesitant and a bit mistrustful due to past romantic failures she has been painfully trying to put behind her. Rory invites her for a three week holiday in France at an ancient mill. Unexplainably drawn to him, Melissa agrees, and is determined to enjoy herself despite the fact she remains wary and does not easily trust him.
Shadowed by the secrets of their past, and surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the old mill, Rory and Melissa's holiday soon turns perplexing and secrets begin to emerge. Not only do they encounter ghosts, but secrets of their past begin to emerge. Mysterious and explosive emotions develop between them, threatening to shatter her trust in Rory.
I love a great ghost story and this novel definitely does not disappoint. Shadows is an exciting read, filled with plenty of secrets and mystery. As with her other novels, Jen's writing is powerful and fast paced, offering wonderful descriptions and plenty of details that not only make you feel as if you were in
France with the couple, but that build endearing and memorable characters. An extremely compelling book!