Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection program. Entering the program alongside her, is her father and sister Darcy. The trio starts a new life and a new beginning leaving their friends and family behind without a goodbye.
Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. Just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?
Shadowlands starts with a bang, it’s fast paced and you’re on the edge of your seat while Rory is fighting for her life against a crazy serial killer. The she ends up in the witness protection program and that’s where things get weird.
So many strange things happen in Juniper Landing. It’s really hard to talk about the things without any spoilers, because now that I know, things make a lot more sense. While ready I was thoroughly confused and didn’t see the end coming at all, but I did see in some people reviews that they figured it out (I’m not a super observant reader).
I really liked Rory, she’s struggling a bit (understandably so) after the whole almost being killed by a serial killer incident but is still moving on. Her sister Darcy got on my nerves, boy crazy and just all around annoying. The new kids they meet on Juniper Landing are normal, but yet not normal. They seem normal but there are these flashes of being weird or strange or other things that put Rory on edge. There is an explanation at the end and it makes sense but while I was reading I definitely didn’t figure any of these things out.
This is not the most concise review I’ve written, mostly because I’m trying hard not to be spoilers. If you like creepy mystery books, read Shadowlands, you won’t be disappointed.
The ending. WTF?
Shadowlands gets a Midnight Book Rating of: