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In the Shadow of Evil

(Shadows and Light #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Elías Mendoza’s personal vendetta against the McKenzie family rests on Jennie’s shoulders. As she cradles the bullet ridden body of her ten-year old student, she knows Mendoza is responsible. Quinton’s death is a message. Jennie’s life belongs to only Mendoza. But she has her own message. No one else dies. Her life means nothing as long as Mendoza is free.

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Paperback, 282 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by Crimson Romance
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Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennie McKenzie has lived most of her life under the thumb of super-criminal Mendoza, who is seriously obsessed with her and intends that no other man should possess her. To that end, Mendoza has destroyed Jennie's family and anyone she cares about, until Jennie finally decides that no one else will die because of her.

Jared McNeil, of Maryland's Special Crime Unit, who loves Jennie, vows to protect her and bring down Mendoza, but a serial killer who also targets Jennie complicates matters. Jared
Duchess Nicole
Review to be posted in the Holiday 2013 double issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Cindy ~
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author did something here I haven’t come across before in a series. There are two books, In the Shadow of Greed (which was released first) and In the Shadow of Evil. The two books intertwine so closely in certain aspects that the answer to a more descriptive who, what and why of a serial killer that starts out in Greed is explained in Evil.

The timeline of Evil is June 2005 to March 2013. When the story starts out Jennie McKenzie is 16 years old and 23 year old undercover agent Jared McNeil
Lillie Roberts
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennie McKenzie starts out in this story as a sixteen year old girl, her parents lost. Her foster brother is her anchor, and he's come under the influence of Elias Mendoza, a crime boss bent on keep Jennie close to him. Mendoza has taken her and her foster brother into his home, but he's evil in a way that causes Jennie's flesh to crawl.

Jared McNeil, an undercover cop with the Special Crimes Unit, wants to pull the young girl out from under Mendoza's control. But, she won't leave without her fos
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suspense filled, edge of the seat tension, this one kept me glued.

Jennifer McKenzie lives in a world where evil shadows her every move. She’s lost everyone she ever loved to the man who represents that evil and fears she’ll lose the man she loves if she doesn’t stay as far away from him as possible. Left with little time to end things, she sets out to trap and finally exact her revenge on Elías Mendoza for those who cannot – her father, her mother, and Nick, who was like a brother. Now others a
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
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This is the second book in the series, it however can be read as a stand alone.
It was an exciting an quite a suspenseful read. I was pulled in from the very first page and I found myself
turning the pages as I was very eager to know what was going to happen next. It was filled with a lot of twists and turns and there were quite a few unexpected surprises.

I was caught of guard with the introduction of a serial killer. I just coul
Rowena May O'Sullivan
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Nancy C West sure can write and man the pace and action in this book was a thrilling ride. There was barely a let-up throughout the entire book and I couldn’t put it down. I rarely read suspense, but loved, this book. Loved Jennie and Jared to pieces as well as all the secondary characters, especially the McNeil brothers and the rest of their family.

Elias Mendoza is evil and has a personal agenda which Jennie is only beginning to realize . He will never let her go and he doesn’t hesitate in hurt
Elizabeth Meyette
Jennie McKenzie, Jared McNeil and Elias Mendoza form a triangle full of suspense, passion and danger. Only 16 years-old when the story opens, Jennie recognizes that Jared will be an important person in her life. Mendoza's obsession and lust for revenge creates a twisted longing for Jennie that Jared knows he must prevent. The characters are well drawn and likeable - except for Mendoza and his men whom you love to hate!The plot takes twists and turns that I never saw coming including connections ...more
Lisa Filipe
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-tour
Big fan of Romance Suspense, Laura Griffin, Christy Reece, I am addicted, and Nancy C. Weeks is making a place among these ladies with her Two Releases, IN THE SHADOW OF GREED and IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL. Creepy, Evil Villain, Tough Heroine who isn't weak and who likes to take matters into her own hands and a hero who will do anything to help the woman he loves...YUM...who also has a twin brother, so plenty of sexy McNeil to go around.

Great suspense, plot was interesting, and kept me turning the p
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow what a great romantic suspense novel. Great characters, awesome side characters, continued with all the McNeil family. Suspense, romance, love hate, evil, boy was there an evil villian in this book. Editing so much better in this book than second, I didnt notice any typos. All these books are a great read with HEA. These books also have touch of paranormal with mind reading and spiritual appearance..nice touch.
Black Butterfly
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: BOOKBUB
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!!

This book was non stop action from the first page till the end. I think I was holding my breath through most of the story!! I love how strong Jennie was even though she was in constant danger. And Jared, wow! The love between these two characters was just amazing. I can't wait to read another story by Nancy Weeks!
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of NC Weeks' stories, In the Shadow Evil combines the worst of villains with what would ordinarily be the weakest of advisories - a young girl, alone. Jennie and Jared's story seems to bring all the McNeal brothers together in a way that helps to introduce each of their strengths; and Jared's strength is Jennie.
InD'tale Magazine
This is a fast-paced story full of action and movement.

Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Patricia Mccammon

For 14 years, Jennie has been watched and stalked by Mendoza. Everyone she loves are in danger. She will have to face evil to save them.
Lynn Pembroke
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
See In The Shadow of Greed
Traci Douglass
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, action-packed read! Full review coming soon... :)
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Nancy C. Weeks has loved happy-ever-after romances since her early teens. While still in college, she met and married her hero. She spent the next several years honeymooning and working overseas. Today, she lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. With her two grown children out of the nest, she enjoys spending her days writing suspenseful happily-ever-after adventure ...more

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