Review – Shadow Woman by Linda Howard + Giveaway
About the book:
From perennial New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue . . . and memories that can kill.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.
Strange memories soon begin to surface and, along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn’t a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she’s being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What’s more, she can elude surveillance—like a trained agent.
Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help—but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn’t trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.
I just finished this book and I’m all a twitter – I love Linda’s stories as she always creates the hunkiest of heroes . . . . AND, Linda does not disappoint – Xavier is to-die-for!
Can you imagine, Lizzy wakes up one morning to get ready for work, looks in the mirror and realizes her face is not as she remembers it — it’s not a bad face, in fact, it maybe even prettier than what she thinks she may have looked like before, but, it is not hers, she is sure of that.
OMG – what a shock! As Lizzy tries to remember her past she becomes plagued with severe headaches that make her ill. Lizzy calls work & let’s them know she’s sick using the day to try and figure out what is going on – once again she looks into the mirror noticing faint scars along her hairline which validate her suspicion and makes everything even more scary & confusing. What else can Lizzy do but try to find out what has happened?
Much of the first half of the story Lizzy is frantically trying to find out her past; and although the hero and heroine do not meet until well into the story, the author does an amazing job of drawing you into Lizzy’s frantic search as she tries to figure out what has transpired. However, once Lizzy and Xavier are together she suddenly regains about 90% of her memory and more importantly the memory of the incident that created the situation she is now in. Xavier knows Lizzy’s past & is able to fill her in on what she doesn’t remember, as he was there as a co-worker and lover.
The ending is amazing, a nice little twist for you suspense peeps. This is a book readers will talk about — I hope you pick up a copy as I’m sure you’ll love the journey.
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About the author:
Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous,, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No Moreand Dying to Please She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.