What Lurks in the Dark Shadows of the Heart?
Most men who see Amanda Charles dance worship her from afar. But one "admirer" is getting too close to the glamorous showgirl...perilously close. The looks, style, and grace that make Amanda sparkle on stage have now made her something else: the target of a serial killer.
Detective Tristan MacLaughlin has drawn the case that is p
Is a romance/thriller. Amanda Charles is a beautiful Reno Showgirl. When dancers are being murdered, detective Tristan MacLaughlin is called in from Seattle to solve the crime.
Amanda soon becomes the target of the serial killer, and while Tristan tries to protect her, his presence in her life seems to put her in more danger. A good who-done-it with romance on the side.
It is more suspenseful then her other books that I have read. We still get plenty of humor.
Scottish/American Detective Tristan MacLaughtlin goes from Seattle to Reno to set up a task force to apprehend the show girl slayer. He really does not want this case. He believes show girls are only one step up from hookers.
Amanda Charles. friend of the last girl murdered, clashes straight off with Tristan, sparks fly. He mo...more
The writing — hello? Susan Andersen? — is excellent. Even though Shadow Dance was originally published in 1989 it was brought enough up to date where it's not noticeable at all. And being Andersens first novel, I'm blown away at how we...more
Not a bad effort early effort by Andersen. Her writing is good, but she adds extraneous details that, while not badly written, don't forward the plot. I couldn't quite put my finger on why it doesn't work, because I've read descriptive books that I've enjoyed immensely. But the details here were mostly unnecessarily wordy back story.
The main characters were great, and the mystery was decent. Overall a good book.