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The Shadow Side

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  242 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes has devoted her heart and soul to medical the expense of love. Until a detective contacts her about a recent wave of homicides, which may have resulted from her new anti-depressant. Now, this intense, driven cop may be the only one who can stop the killings-and save her from the dark side.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Berkley
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Two-haiku review:

Drug she developed
Might cause murderous rages
Including cop's bro

Exciting thriller
Nice romance, well plotted twists
Enjoyable read
Jun 21, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
I enjoyed the plot and suspense of this book but thought it spent too much time developing the relationship between the two leads. At times this was more like a romance novel. I kept wanting them to get out of bed and do something to solve the mystery. I would have preferred more action outside of the bedroom and less in it.
Dani Moore
Apr 30, 2012 Dani Moore rated it it was amazing
Adam thinks his life is effectively over. His partner and his wife have betrayed him, while he was recovering from an on the Job traumatic Brain Injury. He still has crippling migraine headaches, moments of rage and dizziness that he is sure may never go away. He figures his career as a cop is over so hew might as well drink. then comes the knock on his door. His brother and sister-in-law are dead. The cops think it's an open and shut case of murder suicide. But Adam knows better. He starts out ...more
Nov 22, 2009 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009, mystery
While the romance angle of this book was predictable, I liked the couple and kept guessing at the thriller aspect.

Adam and Eli are about the 2 most different people there can be, so of course the have to end up together. Adam definitely is not like your typical hero in what happened to him in the past. Just the fact that he could come back from something like that and still be sane after the betrayals of those closest to him speaks volumes. Eli is your typical egg head doctor, but it works for h
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Terry Odell
Jul 04, 2009 Terry Odell rated it really liked it
This was the first book by Castillo that I read. I liked that she could show a relationship between two character without having to bring them together right up front in typical romance fashion. It's nice to see the genre's envelope expanding.
Aug 29, 2010 Cherylck rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
The Kindle version has too many editing problems, missed words, paragraphs that run together, 1's mistaken for I's. The story was okay - this was closer to the author's Harlequin writing time as opposed to her most recent, which are better murder mysteries.
Jul 23, 2007 fivethousandbooks rated it it was ok
Shelves: suspense
A mediocre medical-related thriller. I just don't know why the author felt the need to inject [bad pun, I know] several unecessary sex scenes in the story. But then again, it is within the romantic suspense genre.
Jul 10, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was a perfect combination of a hot love story and an exciting thriller. On top of that, the subject (side effects of antidepressants) is of special interest to me, so the book kept me wide awake at night until the very last page.
May 22, 2015 Melinda rated it it was amazing
First of Linda's books that isn't Amish. She is a gifted mystery writer. This book kept me glued to it.
Oct 20, 2009 Courtney rated it really liked it
This was the first Linda Castillo book that I had ever read. I'm a big fan of romantic suspense novels, and I think Linda is a great author to have in this genre.
Aug 07, 2011 Ger rated it it was ok
Good entertaining, if predictable crime yarn.
Julie Bell
Mar 11, 2014 Julie Bell rated it really liked it
Good mystery! Really enjoyed.
Jan 31, 2016 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
Another wonderful romance suspense by Linda Castillo!!!:)
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Apr 05, 2016 Victoria Kator rated it liked it
pretty predictable, risque intimate scences. a fast read but she has written better overall stories...
Feb 15, 2016 Christy rated it it was amazing
Linda Castillo is so, so good. I just can't put any book down that she has written. This one kept me up until very early in the morning. I can't wait to read the next one by her!
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Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series, including Sworn to Silence and Gone Missing, crime thrillers set in Amish country. Sworn to Silence was recently adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.

Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of
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