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The Departed by Shiloh Walker
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Feb 27, 12

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Read in February, 2012

Parallel lives that intersect and a multi-layered suspense are the driving forces behind Shiloh Walker’s latest release The Departed. With brooding and haunting undertones this combination romance, suspense, mystery and paranormal is a slow moving freight train full of emotions and dynamics. The dialogue and prose will immediately draw you in as the author deftly unveils each nuance of the characters and the plot, and in the best tradition of both romance and mystery each piece of the puzzle is slowly and artfully revealed.

Like the back beat to a great score there is a constant underlying tension and sense of urgency that propels both the romance and the mystery. It is suspenseful in a quiet way, no big action scenes, nothing blows up. It’s the kind of suspense that surprises you because you didn’t see it coming.

The Departed is emotional without being manipulative and suspenseful without being overly dramatic. There is a crisp tension in both the mystery and romance that leads a supporting cast of characters as well as the protagonists in a cleverly developed and skillful ride to find all the pieces of the puzzle.

Full review on BN.com's Heart to Heart blog http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t...
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