Into the Shadows
By: Marie Jones
In April 2016, Into the Shadows was the #1 spot in the Amazon store for Literary Fiction! It’s a mystery romance that takes place in Ireland. Check out this book description:
Arriving home from a short holiday in Dingle, Lily Crossways makes a staggering discovery – on one of her photos taken on ‘Inch’ beach, a woman’s desperate face is staring directly at her. Yet Lily knows she was alone that day on the beach.
Who is she, is she even real, and why has she appeared to Lily?
Unable to let the woman go, Lily makes the uncharacteristic decision to leave behind her safe world in England and return to Dingle to try and find her. Her search eventually leads her to café owner, David Carson, this woman’s brother, who hasn’t seen his ‘missing’ sister in five years.
Lily must now convince him to trust in her, taking bold steps to prove herself to him, and together track down his sister before it’s too late.
Yet are either prepared for the hidden secrets they are about to uncover in their earnest desire to find her, and the impact it will have on those they love?
Marie Jones did a great job with Into the Shadows. Right at the start of the book you find Lily inching to head back to Ireland to figure out who this mystery woman is on one of her photos. Then throughout the rest of the novel, other mysteries are also solved and a love interest is born. I found myself intrigued with the idea of this book, and was not disappointed upon finishing. It was very well written, easy to read and enjoyable.
One thing I loved about this book is that it takes place in Ireland! Ireland has always been a special place for me, a place I’ve wanted to visit and a place that feels magical. As of late it’s even more special to me as I’ve got dear friends committing to at least two years of their lives in Ireland, ministering to and serving the people. So Into the Shadows gets a big bonus because of that, lol!
I found two so-so areas in this story.
- The mystery in the novel didn’t go the way I would have thought, and it didn’t last as long as I would have imagined
- I didn’t quite feel the love connection between the two main characters
Having said that, it was still a great book that I’d recommend. Please use caution, though, when deciding if you would want to read this seeing as it’s not a clean read (due to a few questionable language spots). I rate this 4 stars!!
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