Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Shadows in the Mirror by Linda Hall

Title: Shadows in the Mirror 
Author: Linda Hall
Genre: Christian Suspense
Pages: 256
Release Date: May 1, 2007
Published by: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

"Never go back to Burlington!"
Those were the dying words of the secretive aunt who'd raised orphaned Marylee Simson. Yet to discover who she was, Marylee had to go back, sure the Lord would look out for her. But learning anything about her past was proving impossible. Why were there no records of the accident that claimed her parents' lives? No records of her parents, period? And who was trying to stop her from fi nding out? Someone whose threats were escalating. Someone close to her, such as Evan Baxter, the handsome photographer she'd entrusted with the one clue she had.

My Review    

Before Shadows in the Mirror, I had only read one other book by Linda Hall (On Thin Ice) which I liked.

The story had an interesting plot. Marylee's parents died when she was just three, and she was raised by her aunt and didn't know anything about what happened, who she was, or why her aunt had begged her not to go back to Burlington.

Some things that happened in Shadows in the Mirror just didn't seem very realistic. For instance, Marylee is worried about someone following and wanting to harm her; yet, she decides to go look for evidence by herself in the rain. I find it hard to believe someone would do that if they actually thought someone was after them.

Another thing I didn't care for was that Marylee said she didn't trust Evan and that she wasn't interested in dating him; yet, every time he asked her out she accepted and even let him kiss her, all the while still being suspicious of him.

Also, the timeline was messy. In chapter one it says twenty-three years later, but further on in the book she says it's been twenty-eight years since the death of her parents.

Overall, Shadows in the Mirror was an okay read. I didn't hate it, but I never really got fully into the story.

*I did not receive this book for review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

My rating 2.5 Stars

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