Courtesy of Traci York, I have a new review for The Shadow Walker:
Disclosure – I received a free copy of this book as a “thank you” for assistance given years ago with the author’s earlier books.
First off – I absolutely loved the cover art for this book, before I realized the painting was done by the author’s five year old Autistic daughter, and modified by the author’s wife. Now I positively adore it.
After reading two of the author’s books in the Only Human on the Block series, I had a certain expectation of how the narrative would flow. I was greatly surprised to find the tone here is much, much darker. Once I told my expectations to hush, I settled in and thoroughly…no, not enjoyed (that, to me, implies an enjoyable journey with a happy ending), but was thoroughly engrossed in the story. There are plot twists aplenty – one I saw coming (regarding the character Bruce and I think the reader was meant to by that point), but the others were a surprise. They were all well crafted and were addressed (if not resolved) by the end (I have a pet peeve with plot holes). I look forward to reading the next two installments in this series.
Thank you, Traci, for the lovely review.