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Publisher's Summary

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime except the one she wants most desperately to solve - the disappearance of her father 20 years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife - a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

Join the chase as Taylor and Nick search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present - and moving into a future they never imagined.

©2014 Patricia Bradley (P)2017 Tantor

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Fabulous

Great story line and excellent reader. Wonderful characters. My first time for this author. Will be searching out more by her. Loved it!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Down a long and twisted road. Many lives are just like that, until we get to the straight and narrow.

This is my first experience with author, Patricia Bradley. I really loved the plot and its direction. The characters were so alive and real. I can't wait to check out her other published books and more in this series.
Elise Arsenault was good but at first she sounded like she had a head cold and stuffy. Not the male characters just the female.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Bad narrator

This book would have been much better if the valley girl had not been reading it. There is a t in Martin

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good mystery, good narrator...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Tiny bit gruesome to me, just in the details, not that it's gory.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the mystery, which was not easy to figure out. Didn't enjoy the needless killing, but that's the way these mystery stories are sometimes :(

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

The story was great. The plot and characters were interesting. The narrator’s voice was pleasant. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY PLEASE SELECT A NARRATOR THAT PRONOUNCES THE “T” IN A WORD. I wanted to finish the book but listening was painful.

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Predictable, Oddly Religious

I knew who all the bad guys were right away and spent the entire book either rolling my eyes at the bad plot, the bad dialog, or the annoying religious attempts at indoctrination. If I wanted church I'd go thanks.

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Too much Jesus

Too much Christian religious preaching. Not enough romance. Extremely predicable mystery with all characters being too idiotic to solve it.

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Good faith based mystery book

If you could sum up Shadows of the Past in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, engaging and aggrevating

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadows of the Past?

The struggles of the different families - story line is realistic.

What three words best describe Elise Arsenault’s voice?

Clear, understandable, annoying - she pronounces Martin as Mardin which got old. Does that with several words.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly; I didn't expect it to it was a good listen. I don't regret purchasing the book and will listen to other books in this series.

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Good story but flawed

Enjoyed this book but not one of my favorites. The relationship between Taylor and Nick was a bit rushed and contrived. Could have been developed better. The mystery was good and kept me reading. That's probably the strongest aspect of this book.

The narrator's horrible southern accents grated. I'm reluctant to say this but it's significant enough that I've seen others comment also... The narrator seems
to have a speech impediment of some kind and struggles with certain words like "Martin" pronouncing them "Mar - ann" or "certain" is "Cer - ann". It's distracting enough, along with the southern accents, to warrant 2 stars.

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Wasn't that great

Story line was predictable, drug on forever and the Narrator was not good. She pronounced her words weird.