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Behind the Shadows

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Some secrets are meant to stay that way.

In a race against time to save her mother’s life, Kira Douglas is stunned to discover that the woman who raised her is not her biological mother. Kira was switched at birth by someone with a mysterious motive. Untangling the clues, Kira finds herself face to face with a handsome, ruthless man who is either Kira’s darkest nightmare—or
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Berkley (first published 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 09, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Reviewed for; book release Dec08

Romance and action steeped in suspense. “Behind the Shadows” by Patricia Potter kept me engrossed from the first chapter. In addition to the romance theme, this book also highlights today’s desperate need for organ donors. I also found myself pondering some interesting observations about what makes a parent, and what, if anything, would a child ‘owe’ a parent they never knew about?

Reporter Kira is frantic to save her mother’s life. It’s always be
Feb 17, 2009 Pygmy rated it did not like it
Piece of poo romantic thriller from yet another crappy romance writer. I stopped reading around page 50, after the supposedly dead-sexy laywer (info-dumped to the reader in a single paragraph of description) randomly calls the supposedly hot reporter up out of the blue for dinner, after bumping into her once and *gasp* holding her in his arms after she knocks into him. Ultra cliche phrasing and lack of build-up, from the moment the reporter lay eyes on him and immediately wanted to "reach out an ...more
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Jane Stewart
4.5 stars. Excellent, entertaining mystery. Didn’t want to put it down. The ending was good but weak.

Kira’s mother Katy is dying and needs a kidney. Kira wants to donate her own kidney but blood tests reveal she is not the biological daughter of Katy. She eventually finds Leigh a wealthy heiress who is the biological daughter. They were switched at birth. Leigh doesn’t want to believe any of this and is reluctant to take a DNA test. Meanwhile, someone is trying to kill Kira. Max is a
Sep 19, 2009 Sherry rated it really liked it
A well done romantic suspense that got moved up a star simply because
I appreciated the way that Patricia Potter handled the very volatile
topic of organ transplant and organ donating. The emotional toll that
it must take on both or more parties was handled with honesty, simplicity
and sensitivity. Because of this aspect of the storyline inside a regular
romantic suspense plot, it bumped the rating of this book up from a 3 star to
a 4 star rating.
Rena DeBerry
Oct 01, 2016 Rena DeBerry rated it really liked it
Having experienced the wait of a transplant Ms. Potter got the details right with the wait, anxiety and elation when it is received. Then she adds the drama of finding the right match with such a drama made the book a very fulfilling read. The romance and mystery of who done it was just enough.
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Apr 03, 2014 Kimberly Ehmann-nelson rated it really liked it
Easy read, a real chick book.
Jason Boehle
Jun 29, 2013 Jason Boehle rated it really liked it
The suspense is 1st class. The beginning was a bit slow but things pick up towards the end.
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