Sunday, October 2, 2011

Come the Shadows, by Wendy L. Young

Campbell Creek seems to be a quaint Southern town.  But appearances are not always accurate.  Will, local police officer, is determined to solve the mystery of a dead body found in an abandoned building, even though the case is officially closed.  Meanwhile, his wife, Laura, is determined to stop local development that finds many townspeople selling their property.  Are these two incidents related?  And more importantly, is anything as it seems?

When I first started this book, I had a bit of difficulty getting into the story.  However, once you peel back a few of the layers on this seemingly sleepy town, the story gets much more interesting.  I really liked the characters in the book, and watching the relationships, both long standing and newly developed, grow and strengthen, or in some cases wither and die.  While the book does contain a lot of different characters, there is no chance a reader will confuse any of them, because they are so well developed.

In terms of the plot, I thought the story was well developed, and there certainly were plenty of dramatic twists.  This does not feel like the typical mystery, there is a lot more going on than just a whodunnit.

All in all, this was a good book, one mystery and thriller fans will probably enjoy.

I received a review copy courtesy of the author.

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