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Beneath the Shadows

By Sara Foster

Beneath the Shadows
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2012,
    320 pages.

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  • Madeline M. (Sarasota, FL)

    Beneath the Shadows
    I enjoyed this novel. I did find the writing style a bit choppy. There was a little too much in and out of memories with the character/reader then being snapped back to the present. But overall, It was a creepy and spooky read, and I also liked how the moors almost became a character in their own right.
  • Betty B. (Irving, TX)

    Mystery in the Yorkshire Moors
    I was hooked immediately by the story, the setting and the characters in Beneath the Shadows, and I finished it two days later. This is the author's debut novel, and I think for a first book it is very good. However, I would have liked some "fleshing out" of the characters and the setting, and I imagine that will come as the author writes more books. For instance, when they found the old Christmas ornaments in the basement I expected to read about those old ornaments and more about decorating the tree and Millie's reaction. But overall the book kept me reading to find out just what happened to Adam. I recommend it to readers who like English settings and mysteries that keep you guessing until the end.
  • Angela S. (Hartland, MI)

    Beneath the Shadows
    Very readable and enjoyable book. I read it through in one day. It has an intriguing story line and enough suspense to keep the reader hooked. At times it does seem to veer towards a romance novel, but it does not linger there and overall it was interesting and easy to become immersed in the story and the characters' lives.
  • Joe S. (Port Orange, FL)

    An Enjoyable Read
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and, despite sounding like a cliche, I quite literally couldn't put it down. The book is well written with a very suspenseful plot and has an interesting cast of intriguing characters. I was impressed that this was the author's debut novel and look forward to more from her.
  • Ilene R. (Northfield, Il)

    A wonderful escape to the English countryside...
    Do not start this book unless you have a lot of time. You won't be able to put it down!! It is set in the Yorkshire moors. The wonderful mystery starts immediately and you will be hooked. A good mystery keeps you on "the edge of your seat" and Beneath the Shadows doesn't disappoint!!
  • Barbara H. (Richmond, IN)

    Shadows on the Moor
    I read far too late three evenings in a row. The book is fascinating. It promises supernatural happenings, familial misbehavior, and murder. The setting itself, the North Yorkshire Moors, is compelling. After all, I know the mysterious moors well from Wuthering Heights. I know they are stark and strangely beautiful, and strange things happen on them. So I am truly fascinated. Plus Rebecca seems to be the book that puts our heroine to sleep each night, suggesting a relationship between Beneath the Shadows and Rebecca. Sure enough there is. An imperious lady of the manor becomes a friend of the heroine Grace. The lady has four daughters and an estranged son, who also proves to be more than a friend to Grace. This is a fun and intriguing read that concludes all at once, and its resolution bring out all sorts of family secrets.
  • Patricia M. (Davidson, North Carolina)

    Outstanding debut novel
    This book is beautifully written. The characters are very well developed and believable. An intriguing story of moors, mist and mystery. Keeps you guessing until the very end. For a debut novel is a gem.
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