Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years.....
When Samille Sweeney paints a graphic murder scene that mirrors a recent real-life murder, she is thrust into suspicious light....
Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage....
Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father....
Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually...
In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, young widow Cate Nightingale lives peacefully. But Cate's luck is about to run out....
What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering....
Bailey Wingate's scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father's will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune....
No one can get close to John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist who works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions....
Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex....
Blair Mallory lives the good life. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of her club develops a strange fixation on her....
While planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair Mallory once again dodges a bullet. Or, more precisely, a Buick....
With an astonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla Edge displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children....
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined....
Shades of Twilight is the story of Roanna Davenport, who grows up in a wealthy southern family but never quite fits in....
After she double-crosses her lover, a ruthless crime lord, Drea must flee from a relentless assassin....
It's a job that makes a killing. Efficient, professional, and without apology, Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin....
From perennial New York Times best-selling author Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue...and memories that can kill.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.
Strange memories soon begin to surface, and along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn't a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she's being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What's more, she can elude surveillance - like a trained agent.
Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help - but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn't trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.
Lizette suddenly is remembering her secret past~
Lizette is very ill and takes a day off work. What she cannot explain is why she does not know her own face. She is awere of having some very interesting hidden "talents" and is aware she is being "monitored" finding some bugs in her home and GPS in her car. She just is not sure WHY. As the cloud of her memory "clears" she is suddenly in danger. Using her HIDDEN TALENTS she flees for her life. Hot on her trail is Black Ops Xavier who has also been monitoring Lizzie and is now her protector. ** SPOILER** DO not read this unless you want to learn the plot*** Lizzie was part of an ultra secret detail of the President and first lady. When a murder happens Lizzie has her memory "erased /wiped" and is given a new life. but the MEMORY WIPE is not perminent as they planned. now someone is out to kill Lizzie to make sure all her memories "die with her". On the run and Xavier hot on her trail has Lizzie eluding both a KILLER and Xavier. This is a first rate plot right down to the killing and cover up. As well as the "memory" erase. Lizzie is one of Howards BEST heroines and Xavier is her match in every way. This one is excellent and one of the better Howard books. I give this one 5 STARS for PLOT, 5 STARS for READER ~ Carrington McDuffie is first rate and holds us following the facinating look the world of Black Ops. EXCELLENT.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
I always listen/read her books and found this one to have the same 4 star rating. I also enjoy Carrington MacDuffie as a narrator.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Once again Linda Howard has managed to grab my attention and keep it. It was worth my credit...my last credit. Ms. MacDuffie was simply beautiful. She brought Linda Howard's novel to life. Also she made me laugh.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Not sure, it just did not come up to the high standard Linda Howard has had in the past. The story line not credible, drags, character building not her usual and she has always put humor in her mysteries and this has none.<br/>Her usual fans will not be those who enjoy it more so not sure who it would appeal to.
Would you ever listen to anything by Linda Howard again?
Yes, this has to be one of her total disconnects.<br/>
What aspect of Carrington MacDuffie’s performance would you have changed?
Not sure it was her performance or just how much the story line dragged.<br/>
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
It was finally over. If people like super secret spy agencies working outside of protocol this might appeal.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Shadow Woman?
This book kept me guessing for the first half. And not being able to figure things out right away was very nice.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Woman?
The moment the romance truely started.
Any additional comments?
I will lesson to this book again it was that good, the romance is later in this book so in that way it is not a traditional romance. Very fun book.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Where does Shadow Woman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is among the top of my list.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Woman?
When the main character found out what had really happened (her memory had been erased)
Which character – as performed by Carrington MacDuffie – was your favorite?
Probably the main character: Lizzie
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Not that the story was bad it just wasn't as good as some of the old Linda Howard I remember. Killing seems to be okay and as normal as eating lunch or dinner and doesn't seem to bother anyone. I also didn't feel the attraction between the main two characters was well developed. I couldn't decide if it was the author or the narrator but in the end I decided it was both. I didn't hate it but could have done without it.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
The whole book is narrated just listening to the thoughts of the two main characters. Not. Sure how it rated 5 stars that's one reviewer I won't be purchasing a book because of her ratings was totally disappointed over 3 hrs. The first half Of just listening to the thoughts of lizette and xaniver trying to make it to the end .not worth the credit to me. Gave 3 starts for effort
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
What would have made Shadow Woman better?
Felt like the story was the sex with a semi interesting story wrapped around it. Would have liked the story a lot more if the characters were better developed. The story was pretty predictable and the surprises were meh. The ending was laughable. This book does not make me want to read or listen to anything else by this author.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Carrington MacDuffie?
The narrator was pretty good so I would not hesitate to listen to another book with MacDuffle as the author.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was very disappointed in the book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on it. It started out fairly well, but ended up being totally unbelievable. And really did there have to be so much dreaming about sex and having sex with detail that seemed unnecessary? These people are running for there lives for goodness sake! Kind of silly, like it was thrown in to add something... it didn't work.
Has Shadow Woman turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, I like a good mystery thriller.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The performance was as well as could be expected given the content.
Was Shadow Woman worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
I found this story to be silly, and a bit immature. it rally could have been a great story.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
I received the book yesterday morning and, even though I am rationing my time on it, am over 40% into it, on Kindle. Linda manages to come up with fantastic plots and likeable characters - even though at first you may not be taken with them. I like this so much that I have now bought the audible version to follow up the Kindle version - I hear parts that I have missed in reading. I like to have all my favourites in both versions. Can't wait for the next book.