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ARC Review — Chasing Shadows, by Annabelle Jacobs

Chasing Shadows - Annabelle Jacobs

It must be a nightmare when a family member just disappears.

 

Jamie’s brother, Michael, was painting in Cornwall when he suddenly went missing. Jamie travels down there to go looking for him.

 

In Cornwall, he meets Felix, an ex-army man, and sparks go off. As an aside, Cornwall is almost a character in itself in this story, and is beautifully depicted. I can actually almost smell the sea breeze.

 

I’m not a big fan of switching POVs, so that brings the experience down a little bit for me—I know some people love it, so all I can say is that it is well done, here. Not head-hopping, but switching at chapter beginnings.

 

There is mystery. Attraction. Slow-burn happening, as they keep looking for clues as to Michael’s whereabouts. And then sizzling hot as they finally get it on.

 

It’s a good story, (with a little mandatory OMG-angst at checkpoint 75%), and the mystery is solved. Kinda.

 

I feel the book could have benefited from more meat on the bones of the actual mystery than concentrating on the romance. But that’s me. I always want 75 more pages of the Real Story. Everyone else always want more romance.

 

It’s a really nice read. Recommended.

 

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I was given a free copy of this self-published book from the author. A positive review wasn’t promised in return.

Source: http://annalund2011.booklikes.com/post/1363797/arc-review-chasing-shadows-by-annabelle-jacobs