- File Size: 1194 KB
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing; 1 edition (December 31, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MU6HCTO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$16.99|
Save $14.00 (82%)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Long Shadows (Common Law Book 1) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
"...plenty of mystery and action which kept me enthralled throughout the book."
"The mystery aspect is great. There's a ton of action. The story is fast paced. A town full of interesting characters. There's never a dull moment. I wanted to pick up the next book immediately. This is a great start to a compelling series."
"Oh, this series is going to be fun."
About the Author
Yup. It's me. Kate Sherwood, Cate Cameron, Catherine Dale... and probably a few new names, eventually. They're all one person.
One person who's lucky enough to get to live a bunch of extra lives through the characters in her books, and who's trying desperately to keep all the lives organized into some sort of categories... so each name writes a different type of story.
But really, beneath the genre categories? They'll all me. All the stories will have some kind of humour, even in the darkest times. They'll all show characters who are far from perfect, but who are trying to be better. And most of them will have animals-wild or tame, large or small-because I truly believe animals bring out the best in people (as well as the worst, unfortunately), and I want my characters to be at their best.
Basic bio stuff? I live in Cottage Country-the water-filled world north of Toronto and the rest of the cities, the land where summers are crowded with visitors and winters are snowy and isolated. I love it here. Not that I don't sometimes miss the city, but it's not that far away-I can always visit when I want to. I work full time at a non-writing job but would love to shift into a more writing-centred life. There's a five-year-plan. It might work.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Jericho Crewe, now LAPD detective comes back to the small town of Mosely, Montana, where he was born and lived till he was seventeen. Jericho left at seventeen and mostly did not look back since his dear old dad was abusive to him, although he also left his first love when he left - Wade with whom they got into mischief and even in some trouble with the law together when they were teens. Jericho's exemplary military service, deployment record went a long way towards LAPD hiring him despite him being arrested as a teenager. I liked that the author addressed that moment.
Jericho is back because he got a strange phone call from the woman telling him his father is hurt and to hurry back. When Jericho comes back he learns that his father is dead. He is not too upset, but his father was still his father and he decides to figure out what is going on and since there are signs that his father was probably murdered, maybe find out who killed him.
Oh and sheriff in town is his other childhood friend, Kayla, a daughter of the former sheriff, however federal agents are also here looking into investigation, since Jericho's father dabbled in some illegal activities like smuggling so maybe his business associates killed him. And surprises just keep coming because Jericho learned that his daddy remarried and he now has young half siblings and step mother Nikki who called him.
And Wade is still in town and would love to get a hold on Jericho's father business contacts. Lots of stuff had the potential to happen and it kept happening. I described the set up of the story which we learn very early, believe me I did not describe any real spoilers.
I really liked Jerricho, I liked his sarcastic voice, I liked him for being truly honorable guy who decided to stick around and help. I have to say though - while to a degree I understand his newly found step mother's behavior (no, she did not kill anybody - although maybe I should not be so fast, maybe we will learn that she did kill somebody in the next books although I doubt it) boy the woman was an ungrateful shrew I thought.
No thank you to Jerricho? Not even a thank you? He never knew you existed and after everything he did, not even a thank you. I know I would have left and not turned back. Wow.
This was a true romantic suspense IMO, because suspense storyline drove the plot, and of course there was a tension between Jerricho and Wade, but nothing happened. I wonder for how long Jerricho's resolve that he is supposed to uphold the law and Wade is on the other side of the law would last. I am certainly giving the next book a chance, but I recognize that it has the potential to be thrown against the wall for me as well.
While he was away, he served in Afghanistan and earned a Silver Star. Now he's a Los Angeles homicide detective. He hasn't spoken to his father in 10 years. His father was abusive and a criminal who has done a couple of stints in jail. Moseley is close to the Canadian border and its main industry is drug smuggling. Unbeknownst to Jericho, his father remarried and he has two half-siblings.
His high school friend, Kayla, is now the sheriff. Her job is complicated by the federal agents from both the DEA and the FBI who are camped out long term in her jurisdiction.
His one-time lover, Wade, has got his fingers in most of the criminal activity. The feds can't pin anything on him. Kayla can't either but she isn't trying as hard.
The book is told through Jericho's POV. We see him certain in some things - his own moral code which occasionally deviates from the laws and his disdain for people telling him what to do. We see him struggling with other things - his frustration over not knowing the whole picture and his conflicted feelings about just about everyone. His main quandaries are his half-siblings, who are uncontrolled brats but still his blood, and Wade, who is unabashedly criminal but still has a hold on Jericho.
Wade and Jericho's connection is like a fiery golden cord pulling them toward each other but burning them when they get too close. This is the first book in a series so don't expect the contrast to magically disappear in this book.
The mystery is intricate.The bad guy becomes obvious at some point but the hows and whys take ,longer to put together. the ending is exciting, fast paced and well-crafted action.
It's a quick smooth read and the second I finished it I down loaded the next in the series.
Top international reviews
Returned for refund.