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Shadowlands by Kate Brian
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Sep 22, 14

bookshelves: character-doorway, mystery, plot-doorway, read-again, setting-doorway, suspense, young-adult, paranormal
Read from October 30 to 31, 2013

Rory Miller's nightmare begins when she is attacked by a notorious serial killer but manages to escape. Her family is put on lockdown and eventually has to relocate under the witness protection program. Along with her dad and sister, Rory moves to the idyllic Juniper Landing beach town. As the family deals with the post traumatic stress of the situation and adjusts to their new lives, Rory begins to realize that the island is not what it seems. As she runs into strange characters and digs into the mystery of the island, she finds out a truth that rocks her world.
This book completely threw me! I, in no way, predicted the crazy twist at the end or imagined the book would turn out the way it did. Yes, there were some logistical abnormalities (I would not be leaving the house with a serial killer out to get me; the actions of the police/FBI seemed strange, etc.), but the pace, plot and intrigue of the book override the nonsense and make it a thoroughly entertaining story. I finished in fairly quickly and couldn't wait to see what happened as each chapter progressed. Rory, while a likeable character, did seem slightly one-dimensional, but she developed at a believable pace and the supporting characters were intriguing as well. Since the big reveal, I'm extremely curious to see where Brian takes this series.

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