I purchased copy of Shadows From the Past then agreed to review it for Celebrate Lit without realizing it was the same book. I purchased based on the description that made me think it was I book I would enjoy.

First of all, I understand that the author is fairly young and inexperienced when it comes to writing a book and I cannot expect her book to be on the same level as the more seasoned authors I follow. The premise of her story is excellent with an intriguing plot and good characters. However, I did become more than a little impatient with all the introspection and the minimal amount of action and suspense. For once I was happy to see a book reach its end.

Nevertheless, I can see a lot of potential in this author and hope that she will pay attention to her reviews and will learn from any criticism in order to make her books stronger in the future. In the past year I have had the opportunity to read some very early novels by one of my very favorite suspense novelists and believe me, the improvement in her writing has been quite evident over the years. Everyone has to start somewhere and I believe Ashley Dawn has the potential to become a best selling author if she will continue to work at her craft and learn from her mistakes.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit after actually purchasing a copy of my own. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.

Back Cover Synopsis:

“…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…”

Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brother’s killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.

“Kill her. I don’t care how, and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!”

Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother.

Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?

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Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent’s office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant.

Ashley has been writing professionally for the past twelve years and has three published books. Her Shadows Series include Shadows From The Past, Shadows of Suspicion, Shadows of Pain, and Shadows of Deception. She is currently working on multiple projects including the fifth in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled “Shadows in Black and White” and also a standalone suspense titled ‘One of Their Own’. She and her family make their home in Texas.

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