The Midwest Book Review: Out of the Shadow is Compelling, Riveting, Unexpected

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The Midwest Book Review: Out of the Shadow is Compelling, Riveting, Unexpected

I’m so happy to have a wonderful review like this from a respected source like MBR. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, this one may inspire you to click here and decide for yourself.


Any reader interested in compelling mysteries will find OUT OF THE SHADOW a powerful read, telling of one Becca Rosen, who survives a rape and just wants to move on with life. The only trouble is: she’s being stalked by a psychopath who has a different agenda for her, and the police are convinced she’s faking the rape to get away with her husband’s murder.

Desperate, Becca hires a psychotherapist to help her handle the flashbacks and nightmares that are plaguing her – only to find that hypnotherapy is peeling back some dangerous layers of memory even as three men, new in her life, may not be as they seem.

Her search for support and understanding from her mother falls short, her involvements with men seem confused and filled with possible danger, and as Becca faces her innermost fears, outward threats and perils rise to haunt her anew.

Becca’s realization of her childhood traumas and their affect on her adult perceptions and choices makes for a moving account that gently weaves within it a concurrent mystery revolving around Becca’s husband’s death and her own experiences of violence.

When Becca’s best friend Angela is threatened, Becca must pull out all stops to help her; even confronting her own repressed memories to get to the bottom of why she’s become involved in a deadly game.

First- and third-person perspectives alternate in a series of twists and turns that offer a stunning conclusion to a story replete with intrigue and deceptions.

Like the layers of an onion, OUT OF THE SHADOW peels away personalities, motivations, underlying motives, and dark, long-hidden secrets that immerse a circle of people in a web of dangerous associations.

The conclusion is riveting, unexpected, and as satisfying as the rising psychological suspense which begins from the first page and ends with a bang.

** D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MBR

Out of the Shadow
J.S. Winn
9781467540063 $2.99

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