Shadows Fall, by Barbara
Writers Club Press - October 2000
ISBN: 0595126995 - Paperback
Reviewed by Robyn
Beth Gray has not been
home for more years than she can remember. Despite her tragic past and
the unwelcoming nature of her hometown, Beth knows it is time to go home.
She has been very ill and her four-year-old daughter has never even met
When Beth was a young
girl, on the brink of her future, a boy named Ollie was murdered. Beth
was convicted and spent six years in prison. Even worse than going to
prison, all of her family besides her mother and younger sister believed
she was guilty. Beth knows this trip home will be no vacation but she
did not expect it to be murder. Only two days into her visit, it becomes
clear someone wants to get rid of Beth - perhaps permanently.
As Beth struggles to
figure out who is determined to ruin her, she is also dealing with falling
in love and learning to let her guard down. Beth must decide who she can
or cannot trust before she loses her life.
Shadows Fall is a thriller,
taut with chills that will make you check if the door is locked. No two
ways about it, the tension is so thick in this book, it is a chore to
put it down. Beth is a character that makes you empathize with her fear
and pain. As Beth is having trouble breathing, I can feel the palpations
of her heart.
Barbara Klaser's writing
pulls you into the story with no intention of letting go and she succeeds
at that task. The only problem I had with this book was some of the secondary
characters. Some of the sisters were confusing to me because I kept getting
them mixed up. There was not enough info for me to be able to differentiate
between them. Otherwise this is a great book with wonderful characters
that will make you laugh and cry. "Shadows Fall" is the type
of book you can read over and over again.