Title: Shadow Dancer
Series: Shadows of Morrow #1
Author: Addison Kline
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn't know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father and boyfriend. Set in rural Fox Hollow, PA, Shadow Dancer unravels a web of lies, deceit, madness and corruption. Can investigators crack the case before Tristan meets the same fate as her mother? And who is responsible for the disappearances? There is much uncertainty as the investigation unfolds, but there is one thing that is certain: Tristan Morrow holds the master key to the entire riddle.
Addison Kline is an International Best-Selling Author who resides in Philadelphia with her husband, their children and their two dogs. When she is not writing, she enjoys watching reruns of Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead and Sons on Anarchy, traveling with her family and reading to her heart's content.
Addison is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and while she loves to write in a variety of genres, Addison always says "mystery is her game." Her favorite genres to write include romantic suspense, psychological thrillers, mystery and thrillers.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
What I Loved: Shadow Dancer is a complex mystery with a very impressive world full of detailed characters and histories. Author Addison Kline does a great job of building tension and suspense. Also do not miss her playlist at the end of the story. I actually downloaded a couple of the tunes and connecting them to the story made it a richer experience for me.
What I Didn't Love: There are a lot of moving parts in Shadow Dancer - multiple time periods, multiple POV's - and I found the constant jump from past to present, as well as the 5-6 different narratives, separated me from making a strong connection to some of the characters.
"She is a shadow dancer. Skirting the shadows, out of sight but rarely out of mind. There she would remain, waiting, watching, and forbidding him to make me a shadow dancer, too."
Fans of Young Adult fiction and mysteries will want to add Shadow Dancer to their TBR lists.