In Her Shadow: A Novel

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Colleen will always be living In Her Shadow. Her boyfriend’s wife Joanna has been missing for six months, and she is currently pregnant with their child. But remnants of Joanna are everywhere. Soon after Michael asks Colleen to move into his house, a woman’s body is discovered across the street. Colleen has worked so hard to have this perfect life, coming from a somewhat tragic background. She will not let anything stand in the way of her perfect ending, but it is a dangerous path she is on. Joanna was not the perfect woman everyone thought, and there are secrets everywhere. Colleen will have to decide how far she’ll go to have the life she’s always wanted, even if it puts her in the path of a killer. Secrets only stay buried for so long.

Overall, I thought this was a great take on the classic by Daphne du Maurier. The titles of the chapters added a bit of a twist as they don’t really mean what you think they mean; this becomes more and more clear as you continue to read. The setting really came alive, with the fog of the grove across from Ravenwood adding to the ominous scenery. This was a great read to curl up to with a blanket and a cup of cocoa while wondering: how far would you go to get what you want?

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Author Kristin Miller
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish Date 2020-04-21
ISBN 9781524799496
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Issue April 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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