It’s another cold day here in Minnesota! The car read -32 degrees this morning when we left for work.
Thanks to Amazon Publishing and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review
THE SHADOW BOX – Luanna Rice (Released February 1st, 2021)
The Amazon Charts bestselling author of Last Day delivers a haunting thriller about how far one wife is willing to go to expose the truth―and the lengths someone will go to stop her.
After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn’t know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin―who is running for governor―is her prime suspect.
Just before the attack, Claire was preparing for an exhibit of her shadow boxes, one of which clearly accuses Griffin of a violent crime committed twenty-five years ago. If the public were to find out who her husband is, his political career would be over. Claire’s certain her husband and his powerful supporters would kill her to stop the truth from getting out.
When one of Claire’s acquaintances is murdered, the authorities suspect the homicide is linked to the attack on Claire. As the dual investigations unfold, Claire must decide how much she’s willing to lose to take down her husband and the corrupt group of elites who will do anything to protect Griffin’s interests and their own.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars
This was a great suspenseful read! THE SHADOW BOX by Luanne Rice is a quick moving thriller but for some reason I had some issues connecting with parts of it. The beginning starts out strong and I found myself completely engaged but as we got towards the halfway point, I found my mind starting to wander. Looking at other reviews, I’m definitely in the minority here. I think this is more so a me thing than the book. I absolutely plan on picking up more from Rice in the future though. The writing was solid, the characters had a good amount of development, and the mystery at hand kept me intrigued.
About the Author:
Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five novels that have been translated into twenty-four languages. In 2002, Connecticut College awarded Rice an honorary degree, and she also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saint Joseph. In June 2014, she received the 2014 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award for excellence as a literary artist.
Several of Rice’s novels have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love, for TNT; Blue Moon, for CBS; Follow the Stars Home and Silver Bells, for the Hallmark Hall of Fame; and Beach Girls, for Lifetime.
Rice is a creative affiliate of the Safina Center, an organization that brings together scientists, artists, and writers to inspire a deeper connection with nature?especially the sea. Rice is an avid environmentalist and advocate for families affected by domestic violence. She lives on the Connecticut Shoreline.