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The Shadow Writer

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every writer has a story. Some are deadlier than others.

Aspiring author Graye Templeton will do anything to escape the horrific childhood crime that haunts her. After a life lived in shadows, she’s accepted a new job as protégé to Laura West, influential book blogger and wife of an acclaimed novelist. Laura’s connections could make Graye’s publishing dreams a reality. But there’s more to Laura than meets the eye. 

Behind the veneer of a charmed life, Laura’s marriage is collapsing. Her once-lauded husband is descending into alcoholism and ruin and bringing Laura nearer to the edge. 

As the two women form a bond that seems meant to be, long-buried secrets claw their way into the present, and the line between friendship and obsession begins to blur, forcing each to decide where her loyalties lie. Running from the past is a dangerous game, and the loser could end up dead.

©2019 by Amber Carter. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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WOW. one of the best books so far in 2019

First, the summary is doesn’t do it justice. This book is so well written and is executed so perfectly all while weaving stories within the story and keeping it all understandable and easy to follow. There is so much depth and character development. I will come back to this r wire to elaborate more on this so I can give specifics but for now I just want it known that this book is legit and I go through several audiobooks weekly and finally after weeks of duds and waiting around for each Tuesday’s new releases, this book takes the cake. Highly recommended!

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absolutely loved it!

so different than anything I've read lately, kept my attention the whole time. couldn't wait to find out what happened next. highly recommend.

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Forced myself to finish

I am confused and still don’t know who was who. It was not an enjoyable read at all. I ended up listening to it out of frustration but HATED it

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  • Sonogirl
  • LUMBERTON, TEXAS, US
  • 05-18-19

Slow moving

This was not her best work. It moved very slow. I almost stopped it several times, but after invested that much time in it, I wanted to see how it ended. The ending of the book was just okay.

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  • KESTREL
  • Windsor, CO United States
  • 06-23-19

Excellent

This was interesting twists and turns, that will keep you guessing as the story unfolds.

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Excellent

I’ve read a few of her books and this one is by far my favorite. Surprising twists & satisfying closing.

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interesting read

The Shadow Writer was a great read. it kept me on the edge of my seat and the ending threw me through a loop. If you love psychological thrillers, this is a good one.

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The Shadow Writer

You will never guess the ending. Wonderful mystery,keeps you wanting to read more. Great book.

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Unexpectedly Satisfying

My feelings about this book are conflicted. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to continue because the characters seemed unlikeable. But a few hours in, I was hooked. Despite their somewhat confusing personalities, I found myself rooting for the characters and hoping that they got what they wanted. The plot took an unexpected turn with about 4 hours left. I found myself confused again, but still anxious to hear how it all ended. And I suppose it did have a satisfying ending. I would consider another book by this author. The reader was good and gave each character their own unique voice.

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A great read!

I loved the twists and turns.
Great book!!
Why do I need 15 words?
Silly.