Linda Guyan
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Devine Destinies
Release Date
July 2016
Book 1 of Black Shadow
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

There's a killer in Shadylake.

A murderer lives among the citizens in this small California mountain community.

But no one noticed that one of them has an evil side—a black shadow.

Even after the grisly 1996 triple homicides at a local masquerade party, the killer was presumed to be an outsider. No one wanted to admit that a murderer lived in their idyllic town.

Four years later, a stranger arrives in Shadylake to rent the same house where the murders occurred—Hartley House. Alone, it was an unremarkable event but for the fact that Eve Collins bears a striking resemblance to one of the murder victims.

Eve believes she's safe behind the locked doors at Hartley House.

She has no idea that the house has secret entrances.

But the killer does.

NOTE: Previously published as Too Many Secrets.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Oct 11, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
67 people found the following review helpful
One house, separated by almost two decades. Four years later, Eve Collins arrives as Shadylake, completely oblivious to the house's sinister past. In the first book of Linda Guyan's Black Shadow series, the focus is on MURDER.

The first third of the book details the past events involving Shadylake before shifting to present day and Eve. With three unsolved mysteries, Eve finds herself eager to get more details. There's a heavy layer of suspense as the story unfolds, especially with Eve resembling one of the dead women.

The storyline moves forward at a fairly rapid pace once it reaches the present day. Interspersed throughout are glimpses into the killer's mind, but it is uncertain exactly who is doing the reflecting. While some of the plot twists are fairly predictable, the author added a completely unexpected twist regarding the Shadylake Slasher, causing the reader to wonder what is reality and what is fiction.
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