Review: Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Hyperion, 336 pages
Series: Shadowlands #1
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley
For some strange reason I thought it would be the most incredible idea to pick up Shadowlands at 11pm at night. And this was before I realized that this was about a SERIAL KILLER. The story begins with Rory Miller being attacked and then escaping the serial killer. There was no way I could go to sleep after that, so I stayed up the entire night/morning and finished this mind blowing book. The one fact that was quickly learned about this serial killer was that he never lets a job go unfinished. NEVER.
The story was told in alternating point of views between Rory and the serial killer. I absolutely loved reading about Rory because of how realistic she was portrayed. Her character had the most natural development This is going to sound kind of sick, but I wished there were more POVs from the serial killer. He was a fleshed out character that I wanted to dig deeper into.
Shadowlands really messed with me. I felt as if I couldn't grasp at anything solid. There's a supernatural element in the story that wasn't talked about in depth. I only got a taste of it and I'm extremely eager for an explanation. This was such a fantastic read that was absolutely not appropriate to finish in the middle of the night. The story kept me guessing and looking out of my window the entire time.
Overall: 5 out of 5
This is highly recommended to fans of The Body Finders series by Kimberly Derting and the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin, or just fans of thrillers and mysteries!