Shadows From the Past

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Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
“It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life.” These words haunt Officer Aurora Kavvan. She must find her brothers killer.
“Kill her. I don’t care how and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!" Someone was trying to kill FBI agent Jordan Reiley’s dead partner’s sister and he will protect her.
Will God keep them alive long enough to find the truth? More

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Published by Suspense Publishing
Words: 81,200
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458101570
About Ashley Dawn

Author Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent’s office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant.
Ashley has been writing professionally for the past seven years and has two published books. Her first book, “Shadows From The Past”, was originally published by Tate Publishing and is considered more of a traditionally published book while the second, “Shadows of Suspicion”, was published by self publication using AuthorHouse.
She is currently working on multiple projects including the third in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled “Shadows of Pain” and also a standalone mystery about a serial killer that remains untitled.
Ashley also has a review blog to share her love of reading, Ashley’s Bookshelf, where she reads and reviews books of all genres. (http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com) She and her family make their home in Texas.

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Review by: Patricia @itstimetoreadmamaw on Aug. 30, 2012 :
Aurora Kavvan, an LAPD officer, shuts herself off from everyone that loves and cares about her. She blames herself for her brothers death. She has even stopped praying and talking to God. How could God let this happen to her brother? It is like she has no right for happiness or forgiveness. Everyone must blame her. That is what she is thinking and instead of facing them with her feelings and opening her heart to God she puts up a wall. It is harder to forgive oneself than it is to forgive others.

When she is faced with death threats and a friend/partner ends up seriously injured, she is thrown back into her ex fiancee, FBI agent, Jordan Reiley's life. Not as his girlfriend but under protective custody. He protects her not only because it is his job but because he is still in love with her. But she still has a wall up between her heart and everyone else including him.

The author spins a good tale of suspense. I can normally figure out who the secretive bad person is but not in this book. I thought I had it figured out several times. This was definitely a good mystery to the very end. It was hard to put the book down. I am so glad I can jump right into books 2 and 3 in the series.

I highly recommend this book if you enjoy good mystery/suspense.

Disclosure:
I received a copy of this book from Lightning Book Promotions. I was in no way compensated for my opinion on this book. These are my own thoughts and opinion.

The Shadow Series can be found on Amazon Kindle.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: dolphinchick on April 02, 2012 :
I enjoyed this book very much! It was really well written .. good suspense .. made you keep moving forward because you needed to know the explanation! It also had a very positive message woven throughout! It was nice that it had some romance & chemistry but done very cleanly & respectfully! But there was no denying the connection which was great!! I look forward to finishing the second book to learn even more about this amazing family! Thanks!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Melanie on Dec. 07, 2011 :
This was definitely a difficult book to put down! I absolutely loved it! It started out with such a suspenseful and dramatic scene that I, from page one, found myself caught up in the story!


Danger seems to be following Aurora Kavvan everywhere. Years ago, her brother was killed in front of her with her gun - Aurora still blames herself for his death. Now her partner was shot when they were on a stakeout and she would have been next had she not shot and killed the gunman! Someone is clearly after her, but will Aurora be able to stay alive in time to find the people behind these attacks?

'Shadows from the Past' was so enjoyable to read. I loved the characters and their stories. Aurora and Jordan's love story was very sweet and I hope their story continues in the next 'Shadows' book! This book is also a lesson on forgiveness and how God is in control and nothing happens without it being His will.

If you don't particularly like suspense novels, than 'Shadows from the Past' probably isn't for you. But if you are like me and love reading suspenseful novels, then 'Shadows from the Past' is definitely for you! I loved it (as I've said already) and 100% recommend it!

A great story from a new-to-me author! I look forward to reading her next book 'Shadows of Suspicion'!

*I was provided an ebook copy for review purposes. The opinions I've expressed are my own.*
(reviewed long after purchase)

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