Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Shadows at Dusk by Elizabeth Goddard Book Review

About the Book:

A missing person. A murder victim. And two hurting people seeking justice, connected in ways they could never imagine.

Montana Detective Trevor West is desperate to learn what happened to his sister, who went missing in Alaska over a year ago, leaving nothing but a few photographs as clues to her whereabouts. At the advice of Police Chief Autumn Long, Trevor enlists the help of an experienced bush pilot. If Carrie James can't help him find the places in the photographs, no one can.

But Carrie has her own agenda. Grieving the death of her closest friend and the only person she could trust, Carrie will help Trevor find his sister on one condition--that he help her track down her friend's killer.

You can read an excerpt here.

My Review:

This novel contains a good deal of suspense as someone is trying to keep Trevor from finding out what happened to his sister, missing in Alaska. Trevor needs a pilot to help him explore the places he thinks his sister has visited so we are introduced to Carrie. She is a very capable pilot and I liked that Trevor, a Detective from Montana, got a little queasy a few times while flying. Both characters are developed well, especially Carrie who has some past experiences with which to deal. There is a hint of romance that builds as the two face danger together.

I like the setting of Alaska. We learn some about the communities and their inhabitants. I appreciate learning some about flying in the treacherous areas too.

This is a good novel for readers who like an interesting setting, well developed characters and a good deal of suspense. It is the second in a series but characters from the first novel only help lay the foundation for this one so it reads well on its own.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

You can read my review of the first book in the series, Cold Light of Day.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 60 novels, including Cold Light of Day and Shadows at Dusk, as well as the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold nearly 1.5 million copies. She is a Carol Award and Reader's Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award and HOLT Medallion finalist. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. Learn more at ElizabethGoddard.com.Photo credit: Madeleine Coussens Photography

Revell. 352 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)