Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Review: 'Dark Shadow' by Stephanie Burkhart


This little volume, part of a larger series, plunks the reader smack dab in the middle of the action. I had to keep scrolling back to see if I had missed a chapter. But, that’s the price you pay when you pick up a series, especially a series of novellas, and don’t start at the beginning. It reminds me in a way of the old-time serials. However, it does not end with a cliff-hanger, but a nice segue into the next book in the series.
It didn’t take me long to sort things out, however, and even though I would love to read the earlier books to find out more about the over arcing conflict, the book was enjoyable as a read-alone. The characters are well drawn and likeable (I especially like Sally, the spine cat).
I will definitely be downloading the rest of the series to add to my ever growing TBR pile! Good job, Ms. Burkhart.

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