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Kaya is completing her Higher School Certificate when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is ‘not coming back’. He has been involved in a court case to give evidence against some dangerous criminals.

Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are mult
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Magabala Books
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The Black&Write! Fellowship has produced some cracking reads so of course I couldn’t wait to dig into Jannali Jones’s debut. The blurb for My Father’s Shadow doesn’t give much away so I will endeavour not to as well—forever the battle of reviewing mystery books is wanting to gush over the twists and turns but being unable to. Especially with a book that is so fast paced and so gripping
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Sarah Fairbairn
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Father’s Shadow is the kind of book you just can’t put down – it was so hard to rip myself a way from. The constant uneasy vibe that Jannali Jones has created with her magnificent writing propels you forward and keeps you right on the edge of your seat.

An intense prologue kicks the book off showing us the night that POV Kaya and her mother go into hiding. This is a fast pace book that doesn’t let up for the whole 217 pages, but never feels rushed. I commend Ms Jones for fitting so much story
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Anika Claire
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A tense debut mystery-thriller. I enjoyed reading this!
Leonie Stephenson
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
More like 4 1/2 stars
Annie
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am very impressed with this debut novel!! Full of mystery and suspense, from the first page through to the end it was just constant questions and twists - even gave me goosebumps. A story written very well capturing drama, thrill and importance of family. Full review to come to be posted on the blog - with special thanks to Magabala Books for sending me a review copy of this book.
Deidre Pocock
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG.....what a fabulous book Jannali has written. I literally couldn't put it down. Just finished the most thrilling book I have read for a long time. 'Jannali Jones has crafted a thrilling story that stays on the edge right to the end'...... aren't sufficient words to describe this thriller.
Gill
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good YA thriller and this did not disappoint. What a strong debut!
Highly recommend.
Sandra Shannon
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful young adult novel. Full of mystery, lies and suspense. A great read.
Trisha
I was with this story and this narrator, for about 3/4 of the way.

Then I was disappointed by the concluding chapters. Wanted more.
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