Shadowlands by Kate Brian was an incredible book.Here is the description from Amazon

Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye.

Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children, but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?

From beginning to end, this book was a great page-turner. It keeps the reader engaged and yearning for more. I love the way the author kept the plot funny, intense, and suspenseful.

While reading this book, you have hope for the main character. Hope that her life will end up okay and that Steven Nell hasn’t completely destroyed everything for her and her family.

As for the ending… The ending took me completely by surprise and left me going “what the heck just happened”. I ended up rereading the book so that I could understand.

If you don’t like surprise endings, this is definitely not the book for you.


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