• Alexis Newlin

Book Review: Silent Shadows

Hey friends!

With COVID 19 shutting down all my travel and work plans, I'm left with lots of time to read, which I love.

This month, I got to check out Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters. I instantly fell in love with this story, the main reason being that it takes place in my home state of Georgia. It was fun reading about places that I recognized.

On to the review!

About the Author: Natalie Walters is the author ofLiving LiesandDeadly Deceit. A military wife of 22 years, she currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier husband and their three kids. She writes full-time and has been published in Proverbs 31magazine and has blogged for Guideposts online. In addition to balancing life as a military spouse, mom, and writer, she loves connecting on social media, sharing her love of books, cooking, and traveling. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past. Learn more at www.nataliewalterswriter.com.

About the Book: Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolve into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally--her stubborn patient.

Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the undiagnosed disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton's involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer--and more deadly--than they realized.

With this suspenseful new story, Natalie Walters welcomes you once more to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name--but no one knows your secret.

My Review: If you're a fan of suspense, you're going to love this book! Initially, it starts off a little slow for me, but then I found myself really enjoying the story. I especially loved Pecca, the main character.

Coming from a hospital background, there was a lot of times I had to turn that part of my brain off- Pecca's a nurse and she's doing what seems like physical therapy? Inviting a patient out to dinner? I had to let all of that go if I was going to enjoy this story.

The romance in the story is cute and has a bit of a Hallmark feel to it. There are some scenes that are down right cheesy but again, very fun.

When the villain of the story pops in, the suspense really picks up. There are several twists that I did not expect, and made it difficult to put down the book until I got towards the end.

Overall, it was a fun read. I would pick up a book by this author again.

Thanks for reading; we'll see you next month!


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