Trashy Thursday: Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

What would you do if you woke up and couldn’t remember a span of 2 years? Your face in the mirror didn’t seem right wasn’t what you remembered. Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman is about Lizzy (Lizzette) who has exactly that happen to her.

Howard manages to hook you right from the beginning with an incredible opening. I was pretty much hooked from that point. Fast forward 5 years and we have Lizzette staring in a mirror realizing her face is not her actual face. Terrible sickness and a realization that 2 years are missing from her memory.  Cue total chaos and some intense self discovery throughout the rest of the book.

The things I liked about these book is a pretty long list. First of all Howard switched to different character’s perspectives often enough to give us insight into their motivations and what was really going down. If anything that really kept me hooked reading this book instead of putting it down. Even though it takes until the 76% mark to have Lizzy and Xavier meet up again it was well worth the wait. Talk about an ending too! This is how you wrap up a book and put a pretty bow on it. It left me happy and not laying awake at night wishing it had more.

The things I didn’t like honestly I can’t think of any. I really did truly just enjoy reading this book. The version I received for review had a few errors but even those weren’t that distracting.

Overall 4 out of 5 stars. Worth the cash or checking out at the library at least. It’s a fun quick read and I was left curious about Howard’s other works since this was the first one I’ve ever read.

-Gummi

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