Jul 11, 2013

Book Review: Keeper of the Shadows

Ancestral Keepers Rhiannon, Sailor Ann, and Barrymore Gryffald keep the peace between the supernatural communities in the shadowy Otherworld of Hollywood, where the mortals can be as strange—and dangerous—as the paranormals.

When a teenage shifter is found dead on Hollywood Boulevard on the same night as a studio head dies in suspicious circumstances, Shapeshifter Keeper Barrymore Gryffald is sure the deaths are connected. She discovers an eerie parallel to a fifteen-year old tragedy: the mysterious death of an iconic teenage movie star on the set of a cult movie about the Otherworld. Barrie reluctantly teams with the gorgeous and enigmatic Mick Townsend, a rival journalist on her paper, to dig into the movie's history and a cast of suspects that range from teenage runaways to international movie stars. As more victims surface, Barrie can trust no one, least of all Mick, who may well prove to be as inconstant as the shifters Barrie is sworn to protect.

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I found this series a little late having missed the first book but I have been rather impressed by how each book stands so nicely on its own.  It was great checking back in with Sailor and Declan, the stars of the second book, yet I wouldn't have felt the lack of not reading their book in the least.

I just loved Barrie and I really wish that I had her sense of fashion.  She is spunky and never gives up though she would probably stay out of trouble if she listened more to the people around her.  Mick is a great leading man even though I figured out his mystery rather early in the book.  He tries to protect Barrie but he is another that she just won't listen too.  

I found KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS a great book to read while enjoying a glass of iced tea on my patio.  Just a hint of tension in places to keep it interesting and a surprise at the end as to who the villain really is.   I do recommend this book to my readers who enjoy paranormal romance.  I think that the book was really aiming to be a romantic suspense but I just didn't feel enough tension to put it in that category.  I rate this book a 3.6.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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