Review of “Beneath The Shadows” By Sara Foster

Sara Foster is the bestselling author of few psychological suspense novels, including Come Back to Me and the recent Minotaur release Beneath the Shadows.

Born and raised in the UK, she worked for a time in the HarperCollins fiction department in London, before turning her hand to freelance editing, and writing in her spare time. It wasn’t until 2007 that she decided to take seriously her aim of getting published, and she took time out from editing to finish her first book. Sara moved to Western Australia in 2004, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.

A Brief Summary:

When Grace’s husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath.  Everyone—the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister—is convinced that Adam left her.

But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation.  She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues, and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her.

Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time.

Our Take:

Unlike many suspense novels, this one has a very believable story: The author captures reader’s attention from early pages and doesn’t fill the main plot with fluffs.

The book was very easy to read and I read it in one sitting; the characters were memorable and fun. It should be kept in mind that this story is a bit slower than typical crime thriller but the deficit in adventure dose has not hurt the book. It had enough interesting details to keep you going. Overall, a fun read.

Our Rating: 4.0

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