Shadows of Suspicion

Rated 4.20/5 based on 5 reviews
The agenda, revenge: Find my sister.
Rick Reiley’s words drove Luke to search mercilessly for Kerry.
“I would like you to meet….My wife.”
Kerry’s life is upside down when kidnapped and dragged to the middle of nowhere.
As Luke fights to keep Kerry safe, the chemistry ignites, the danger gets closer.
Will God protect them while Luke tries to sort out his heart and capture Kerry’s? More

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Published by Suspense Publishing
Words: 77,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458150769
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. ( She and her family make their home in Texas.


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The agenda: Revenge. “Find my sister.” Rick Reiley’s words drove Luke to search mercilessly for Kerry. “I would like you to meet….My wife.” Kerry’s life is upside down when kidnapped and dragged to the middle of nowhere. As Luke fights to keep Kerry safe, the chemistry ignites, the danger gets closer. Will God protect them while Luke tries to sort out his heart and capture Kerry’s?

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Review by: Melanie on Jan. 11, 2014 :
3.5 stars

Shadows of Suspicion was a good read. I had read book one in this series, Shadows From the Past, in late 2011, so I couldn't remember all of the details, but I think this book did an okay job of reminding me what had happened.

I loved both of the main characters - Luke (there was so much mystery to him and I just loved learning about him and his past) and Kerry (I liked how strong she was). Of course, I also liked Kerry's brothers - Rick, Jordan, and JJ.

I will say, the way the book was set up (multiple POV's) took some getting used to and there were some grammatical/punctuation errors that were hard for me to ignore (and normally that sort of stuff doesn't bother me).

All that said, I still really liked most of the story and loved the romance and suspense! I look forward to reading the next book in this series for many reasons, one being how some things didn't seem "finished" and I'm hoping the next book will answer some of that.

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheila Deeth on Dec. 05, 2012 :
The family banter is pleasantly natural, the family’s Christian faith is pervasive, and the sense of danger’s quickly and scarily real in Ashley Dawn’s Shadows of Suspicion, next in her Shadows series of Christian romantic suspense novels. The story follows on from Shadows of the Past but readers are brought up to speed very naturally and won’t need to read the first book to enjoy the second.

Kerry’s brothers work for the FBI and the CIA, so her life’s bound to be complicated, especially when the possibly deranged son of a recently imprisoned criminal decides he wants revenge. When Kerry’s kidnapped she knows how to pray and how to free herself, but she’ll need the help of the mysterious Luke to avoid being recaptured. And suddenly she finds he’s captured her heart. Unfortunately Luke thinks “[S]he must be brain washed or something to enjoy church,” and Kerry’s biggest problem, apart from being chased by a murderous madman, is “finding someone who share[s] her faith and beliefs.” Religion, after all, isn’t “only for women, children and old people.” But how will she convince Luke?

The real question of course, is whether she really believes all things are possible with God. Perhaps it’s not her but her preacher who will reach Luke with holy words. Perhaps the honest emotions of true Christians will win him over from his bitter past. And, in the meantime, perhaps Kerry’s life will be saved even while Luke’s soul finds salvation.

Smoother-reading than the first book, Shadows of Suspicion is an enjoyable, Christian romantic suspense with an interesting plot, scary villains, and wonderful family dialog to anchor it.

Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this book when the author visited my blog during her blog tour.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Phaedra Seabolt on Oct. 18, 2012 :
Family should be the most important part of our lives with only one person ranking higher for those of us that believe, God. If you are not a believer, this story may cause some issues for you, but you can read it without feeling like you are being criticized. Kerry's entire family are very devout Christians. They believe in God and hold Him above everything else in their lives. They believe that everything happens for a reason and that God will take care of all their worries. This is not the first book in this series (you can read them out of order without completely ruining the other books) which is evident in the plot of this story. Even though I had not read the first book, I was able to understand this story completely. I now know that the role of trusting in God will be a part of the entire series.

This book focuses on Kerry's kidnapping by the son of the man that her brother sent to prison. It starts out as a simple abduction with the ransom being releasing the man from prison, but Kerry was very well educated by her brothers on how to get out of these situations. She has a brother that is in the CIA and one in the FBI. She also has a sister who is a PI. Through their connections, Luke is brought in to locate Kerry and protect her. They don't expect to have to be together for very long. However, the man who kidnapped Kerry goes crazy. He is out to find her at all costs. Luke is her only hope of staying alive without risking the lives of her entire family. I was very surprised with how the two of them interacted since Luke was not a believer. I felt that the author did a wonderful job of showing both Kerry and Luke how God was directing their lives. It was a wonderful story that I enjoyed very much.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rachel Simons on Sep. 22, 2012 :
I really enjoyed reading Shadows of Suspicion. The book started as it meant to go on lots of action as well as a will they or won’t they get together leaving you wondering throughout the book.

Kerry’s character was one that I loved. I could see a lot of me in her, being stubborn for one. She was from a large family and they were all very close and protective. The whole family have complete faith in God and trust him to see them through things.

Luke however lost his faith many years ago and is asked find Kerry after being kidnapped and then protect her while her brothers are trying find her kidnappers.

As Luke was a secret agent of sorts he usually does his job and then walks away. This time its proving difficult because he has feelings for Kerry as does she for him. The thing stopping them being together is the faith issue.

Shadows of Suspicion is book 2 of the Shadow series but can be read as a stand alone book.

A fantastic book lots of action and a romance too.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: dolphinchick on April 02, 2012 :
I was looking so forward to this 2nd book about this wonderful family that I just can't get enough of...and I was NOT disappointed!! Another great story with all kinds of mischief to be involved in and get your heart pounding, plus lots of romantic tension while keeping it respectful! Plus we get to learn a little bit more about the rest of the family which just makes me so excited about reading more!! Looking forward to the next one!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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