Sunday 1 March 2009
The Blurb -

'Sarah is forced to the edge of sanity by the ghosts of her family's past. Suffering from violent and bloody hallucinations, she seeks the help of psychiatrist and friend Michael Brink.

After being sent to an institution in a catatonic state covered in blood - from stabbing her unfaithful boyfriend - Sarah is forced to confront the truth about her father's death and the demon, Jack, who caused her father's suicide and is now the reason for her horrific hallucinations. Unlike her father, Sarah refuses to kill herself. She bargains for her life and succeeds.

In Sarah's struggle to regain her life and her sanity, she discovers more things to the world than she could ever have imagined and leaves her seeking the answer to the nagging question, "Who is really mad?" '

Shadows starts off by setting the scene. A cheating boyfriend and a girl coming to terms with the death of her father sounds like the beginning of something normal and boring but then all of a sudden the story curves into something much more scary. Twists and turns throughout the book make the plot look so complex but yet it is so simple. As the tale unfolds and small pieces start falling into place it is hard not to enjoy every new puzzle thrown into the mix.

Full of revenge, pain and horror this book really grabbed me and didn't let go until the end. Shadows is the car crash you know you shouldn't stop to look at but do so anyway. Twisted threesomes, strange hallucinations and a demonic element come together to build up the suspense right till the very last word. The amount of thought and depth that went into writing this has left me inspired.

Well written, great interesting characters and the surprising paranormal element made this an amazing read. I hope the author will write more about her demons because I really want to read about them.

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posted by Unknown at Sunday, March 01, 2009 |


At 1 March 2009 at 11:17, Blogger samantha.1020

This definitely sounds interesting! What an interesting premise for a book.


At 2 March 2009 at 02:17, Blogger Joan De La Haye

Thanks Amber! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Don't worry, a busy working on more demon antics ; )

Joan De La Haye


At 7 March 2009 at 08:44, Anonymous Anonymous

Sounds super. But then as an author who has written demons in books, I am always interested in what other authors do with their own interpretations.
Congratulations on the book release, Joan. many sales, too.
Sapphire Phelan


At 19 March 2009 at 07:11, Blogger Joan De La Haye

Thanks so much Sapphire!

Joan De La Haye


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