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Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2014
  • 9781500751982 1500751987
  • 405 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 11/2014
  • B00QFIAMF4
  • 415 pages
  • $3.99
Summer Shadows

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Mystery. Romance. Danger. Murder. Not your typical family vacation. When Julia Lamontaigne arrives in Franklin, New Hampshire, she's looking for an escape from the tragedies that have taken over her life. Haunted by the legacy of her beloved sister, and entrusted with her sister's three orphaned children, Julia hopes for a summer of peaceful healing... And hopefully, bonding. At first, the small New Hampshire town seems to be the perfect location. They quickly settle in and make friends with their eccentric neighbors, then begin work on their summer house – while Julia is drawn into a relationship with Robert Wilde, the handsome cop next door. But Franklin is haunted, too - by the decades-old murder of a beautiful young artist, killed in the house at the end of Julia's street. Even though everyone says that the case is solved, Julia can't escape the feeling that there's more to the story than she’s being told. She's right. Someone doesn’t want the murder case re-opened. And they’re willing to kill again to stop it. The house at the end of the street hasn’t begun to give up its secrets.
Reviews
Karen Pirnot, for Reader's Favorite

Killarney Traynor's debut novel Summer Shadows is a wonderful mystery story about three orphaned children and their Aunt Julia. After the children's parents are tragically killed in a car accident, Julia take custody of the children. She has no ongoing financial means to support the children and she is totally lacking in childcare experience. Nevertheless, the spunky young adult takes on Jack, Dana and Ron as she makes decisions which not only threaten to undermine the children's security, but also threaten to leave her heart in New Hampshire.

After losing her job, Julia decides to take the children to their parents' neglected vacation home in Franklin, New Hampshire. What she doesn't know is that she is about to sign up for the adventure ride of her life! Little Jack is afraid to leave Julia's side; Dana is lonely and scared; and Ron decides to take over control of his siblings as the 'man of the house.' 

Traynor has beautifully portrayed the emotional turmoil of the children and, in particular, she takes the oldest child, Ron, from a position of control and fear to that of a child going through the grieving process. Julia herself is highly lovable and believable as a stand-in mother. The interest between Julia and her next-door neighbor Robert is one of those relationships you just love to witness. When a haunted house and a murder are thrown in for good measure, you know for sure you have a winner on your hands. Summer Shadows is the book you want to read without having the slightest interruption. It is human; it is delightful and it is beautifully written.

Midwest Book Review

Author Killarney Traynor demonstrates a complete mastery of the romance/mystery genre with a riveting story that holds the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end. This is a true page-turner of an entertainment with Traynor's skillfully crafted characters deftly embedded in a complexly woven story replete with unexpected twists and turns. Very highly recommended.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2014
  • 9781500751982 1500751987
  • 405 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 11/2014
  • B00QFIAMF4
  • 415 pages
  • $3.99

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