Shadow Woman: by Linda Howard

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Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and doesn't recognise the reflection staring back at her in the mirror. She isn't suffering from amnesia; she remembers who she is, what she did the day before, her parents, where she grew up - everything. But who she is, is not who she sees. Alarmed, she begins searching her house for something - anything - that will match what she remembers. There is nothing. And yet there is nothing in her life that seems abnormal, except herself. She could be crazy, but her instincts are telling her this isn't the case. Some women might make an appointment with a psychiatrist, but Zette isn't 'some women.' Deep inside she knows she isn't the face in the mirror, and that she has to find out the truth, before it's too late.

Tammy's Rating:
2 out of 5 Stars

Tammy's Review:
Ok, I really really hate having to leave negative reviews. Especially on a author I adore. One of my favorite books by her is Mr. Perfect and sits on my 5 star shelf, so please don't let this review stop you from checking out Mrs. Howard's book. She is a wonderful writer.

Unfortunately, this book was just not one of them. I had to force myself to get to the end of it. It started out very confusing and took awhile for it to start making a bit of sense. Not to mention this book for the first 80% was very descriptive with very little character interaction. There was maybe 15 lines (give or take a few) of actual dialogue between characters. The first half was about the heroine trying to figure out why she was having a memory block along with having a new "face" and the second was spent running from people while she was slowly recovering her memories.

There was no character build up for chemistry or the intensity that Mrs. Howard wanted us to believe was there between our to MC's. With very few lines of dialogue and any interaction between them we are suppose to believe the love and attraction they instantly had for each other after not seeing each other for three years and Lizzy regaining her memories of X. I didn't feel any of it, nor did it feel real to me. I could not connect with either character and I didn't not find myself to interested in the danger they were facing. The ending and epilogue fell flat for me. When the dialogue and interaction finally came it was rushed and still I did not connect.

I however will still read her books even though this one didn't work for me as I said earlier I love her writing style and her previous books are really good. Also I am one person, so please don't let my opinion stop you from reading this book. Everyone has different reading taste and this book may work perfectly for you.

I was provided with this book from the publisher for free via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


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