Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: Dark Shadows of the Past (The Greek Isles Series #4) by Angel Sefer

Book Blurb:

A mysterious death…Christina Connors wakes up on a freezing hard surface surrounded by spine-chilling darkness. Realizing that she has been dumped in an alley next to a dead body, she searches her mind for an explanation but it’s terrifyingly blank. As the fog lifts, memories of dreadful events come crashing down. A secret identity…When the handsome police detective Dan Mallory finds Christina injured and terrified, he is enchanted with her beauty and resilience. But his instincts tell him she is more than a simple jewelry designer in the wrong place at the wrong time. When she disappears from the hospital, he feels responsible but his suspicions grow. Is she truly an innocent victim or a deceitful charmer who stole his heart? A deadly game…Christina and Detective Mallory find themselves caught in a deadly game of conspiracy, murder, and vengeance. While the detective fights to save Christina and protect his career, she must discover how to play the game without revealing her true identity. But her secret won’t stay buried for long, and the truth could mean death for them both.

My Review:

Angel takes us on an intriguing if somewhat unbelievable adventure in Dark Shadows of The Past.  

Dan is Christina's knight in shining armour...he saves her more than once!  This knight is very attracted to the woman he is rescuing and keeping safe.  Soon the lines between personal and professional blur.  Christina's very attracted to Dan also, but she has a lot of dark shadows in her past that she's hiding...shadows that are coming closer and becoming more threatening.

As Dan searches for answers to what is happening to Christina, he also wants to know exactly who Christina is...but will the truth end things for them even if they can outsmart danger?  I found the main characters to be interesting, but frustrating at times.  Christina has big secrets, and by keeping them she is putting others besides herself in danger.  She is also in the beginnings of a relationship with Dan, and her secrecy could have a big impact on this.  Despite her past, she doesn't really have a lot of 'street smarts'.  I liked Dan, how he was protective and wanted to do the right thing.  He really was torn between what he was doing with Christina and his job.  I kept wondering though if a Detective would actually do a lot of what he did!

The mystery part of the plot of Dark Shadows of The Past is full of twists, turns and the unexpected.  Angel takes us to various different places and there are many different secondary characters.  I found the secondary characters and their part in the plot somewhat difficult to keep track of and a bit confusing at times.  This did impact my enjoyment of the book because these secondary characters and what they mean are very significant to the plot.

I liked the general plot of Dark Shadows of The Past, it was exciting if a little confusing at times. 

3/5 stars

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