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Paperback Details
  • 07/2019
  • 978-0-473-48370-8 047348370X
  • 352 pages
  • $14.99
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 07/2019
  • 978-0473483708 B07TZQZP8F
  • 345 pages
  • $4.99
SL Beaumont
Author
Shadow of Doubt
SL Beaumont, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

A post-Brexit referendum terrorist bombing and the unexplained death of her father leads London banker Jessica McDonald to uncover secrets and lies that will upend her life—and put her in grave danger.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 10.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: In this timely thriller, Beaumont demonstrates a perfected art of suspense. The author expertly blends the personal with the political, depicting through a flawed yet wholly sympathetic heroine, how circumstances of social unrest impact individual lives. 

Prose: The prose reads beautifully and fluently. Regardless of jumps forward in time, the story's structure allows readers to maintain a clear grasp on the chronology of events. Tight and riveting storytelling sings both in moments of quiet intimacy and tense action sequences. 

Originality: Beaumont's work, while integrating certain familiar genre elements, ultimately delivers a fresh and unexpected mystery, while offering insights into current political climates and societal discord. 

Character Development: Beaumont's characters are among the book's assets. As the complex heroine faces traumatic circumstances, loss, and the disintegration of her marriage, readers will both empathize with, fear for, and--at times--become frustrated with her. 

Date Submitted: August 10, 2019

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 07/2019
  • 978-0-473-48370-8 047348370X
  • 352 pages
  • $14.99
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 07/2019
  • 978-0473483708 B07TZQZP8F
  • 345 pages
  • $4.99

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