Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Book Review Chasing Shadows A South Shores Novel
Title: Chasing Shadows
Author: Karen Harper
Stars: 5 out of 5
This is the Nancy Drew adult Nancy Drew fans have been waiting for. Claire Britten is a forensic psychologist who will figure out who or why someone killed, killed themselves or went missing. She listens to words, facial movements and action of the living to find out what happened to the dead. Nothing more than a slip of the word and Claire will solve the case. The only difference is she has a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder that cause issues in her personally life. Nothing stands in her way. The author wrote Claire to be strong female character who takes charge, follows when needs to and cares for those around her. Claire is human, caring, normal person readers will connect with.
There are moments where I feel the author forget what happened at the beginning of the book with Claire but it doesn't stop readers from enjoying the book. This is really my only complaint.
The story follows every string that Claire pulls to find the murders. We follow Claire and we jump to the same ideas of who the murder is as well. The mystery is front and center with a little romance that is perfect for southern mystery, haunted houses and women and men who want to keep life as it was years ago.
I felt like a little girl reading Nancy Drew for the first time. Reading every word wondering who could be the killer. Throw in a handsome Lawyers a cute little girl and this book is made for Women who grew up with Nancy.
Karen Harper as a gift to be able to build a story in waves that is careful crafted keeping reader wondering who the killer is or is it a ghost from the past.
I am excited to read the next book in the series. There is a cliff hangers that will have readers excited for the next book.
Received this book from Netgalley for my Honest Thoughts
November 29th 2016
The dead still talk if you know how to listen…
Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder, and her ability to conquer it is a testament to her razor-sharp intuition.
Nick Markwood is used to winning in the courtroom, so when his latest case is overthrown by Claire's expert testimony, he can't help being impressed by her skill. He needs her on the team of his passion project—investigating unusual cases involving mysterious deaths. Her condition doesn't deter him, and neither does the attraction that sparks between them…even if it should.
As they join forces to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida, Claire is thrust into a situation far more dangerous than she'd anticipated, pushing her disorder to a breaking point. Just when she fears she can't trust her own mind, she discovers Nick's personal connection to the case—and wonders whether she can trust anyone at all.
About The Author:
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county. Her most recent books include THE COLD CREEK TRILGOY: Shattered Secrets, Forbidden Ground and Broken Bonds. Look for her "Downton Abbey" inspired historical novel THE ROYAL NANNY in June 2016. Please visit her fb page atwww.facebook.com/KarenHarperAuthor
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