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Kate Petersen keeps her panic attacks to herself, until the day she experiences one in front of her boss. With her personal life in ruins, her job is all she’s got. When an important renewable energy assignment in an Eastern Cape surfing village comes up, she is allowed to take over only if she promises to get her anxiety under control. She decides not to tell her boss tha ...more
Paperback, First edition, 312 pages
Published June 1st 2019 by Karavan Press
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Penny Haw
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Flicker by Cape Town-based author, Melissa A Volker is one of a duo of the first books to be published by “The Fifth Mrs Brink”, Karina Szczurek’s publishing house, Karavan Press. The other book, also by Volker, is the South African version of A Fractured Land, which was released in the US last year.

Pioneering the eco-romance-whodunit genre in South Africa, the author tells two engaging and topical stories, beautifully set in and around St Francis Bay (Shadow Flicker) and Graaff-Reinet (A
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Gail Gilbride Bohle
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review of Shadow Flicker by Melissa Volker

5 Stars

An Eco-Romance to keep you on the edge of your seat.

I didn’t plan to read Shadow Flicker in one sitting. I thought I’d read a chapter before I went to bed. At midnight, I turned the last page and breathed out!
Melissa Volker took me on an unexpected roller coaster ride. Her protagonist the vulnerable Kate Petersen, has a secret and she means to keep it. On a renewable energy assignment in an Eastern Cape surfing village, Kate’s resolve is challe
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Caroline Gill
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawn in from the start, Shadow Flicker weaves an entrancing cocoon around the reader, educating them on the hotbed issue of wind farms, and illustrating how communities and individuals respond to life changes, and how it impacts on both sides of the issue. The joining of fiction and environmental issues with a twinge of romance and mystery, is certainly a genre that is becoming a worthwhile read, and this book is no exception.

It is such a pleasure to read a work that smacks of home, with local
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