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    A dour detective

    A bit turgid and slow but I'm glad I stuck with it.
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    This is a debut?

    The first few chapters of this were good, introduced you well to the characters, but fairly average. To be honest it took me about a hundred pages to get into this book but then I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is warped but everything is in perspective and the creepier elements aren’t over egged, you really do find yourself wondering who the perpetrator is and I’ll be honest I didn’t work it out. The Highland backdrop to the story was very well described and added a lot to the story. Without wishing to give anything away I even found the ending good despite not having everything neatly tied up as seems to be the norm with crime novels. Overall this is a very well written story and if I hadn’t read the authors background I would never have pegged it as a debut novel more one by someone with several books behind them. I look forward to reading the next DI Kennedy story.
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    Dark, Exciting and Extremely Fun

    When bodies of young boys start showing up on the rural banks of lochs in the highlands, detective Monica Kennedy gets obsessed. The case brings her back to her old stomping grounds and a whole world she had worked to forget. From the Shadows is a well written and exciting murder mystery, with a beautiful setting and interesting characters. Monica is an accessible but complex character, and the details and motivation involved in the murders are fascinating. This book drew me in, and I couldn't put it down until I finished it! The highland setting is dreamy but stark, highlighting the horror of the crimes against the backdrop of beautiful nature. The end has lots of twists and turns, some of which are fairly expected, and some of which were genuinely surprising. I found that by the end Monica was a less believable character, but I found found her very likeable anyhow. I found the villain's motivations highly interesting, and I would have liked even more insight into how he was twisted into the evil character he is at the time of this book. Monica's connection to the bad side of town and the crew there seemed like it was going to become very significant and interesting, but even though it did eventually play into the story I felt like it was sort if brushed aside, and didn't pan out much in the end. However, as this is the start of a new series I assume that that was partially setup for future events. I would highly recommend From The Shadows to any mystery or thriller fan.
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