“Shadows of Pain” by Ashley Dawn



Author 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 seven years and has three published books.

Her first book, Shadows From The Past, was originally published by Tate Publishing and is considered more of a traditionally published book while the second, Shadows of Suspicion, was published by self publication using AuthorHouse. Both have since been published in ebook form through Suspense Publishing along with her third book Shadows of Pain.  She is currently working on multiple projects including the fourth in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled and also a standalone mystery about a serial killer that remains untitled.

Ashley also has a review blog to share her love of reading, Ashley’s Bookshelf, where she reads and reviews books of all genres. (http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com). She and her family make their home in Texas.

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZ0riLMoIc

 “Do you know of anyone who would want…you dead?”
Revenge is sweet….unless you are on the receiving end of it.
“Do you know of anyone who would want…you dead?”
Officer Daniel Jenkins was no stranger to the dangers his job posed but usually he knew who was trying to kill him. Being stalked was a completely different ball game, and he wasn’t sure there were any rules…
“…I need you.”
Terrified didn’t even begin to describe how Kami felt with the stalker targeting her. As an FBI agent you were trained to handle stressful situations, but being the victim put the whole process in a different light.
As the killer gets closer, so do Kami and Daniel, but will they live long enough to see their love bloom?

Only God can save them from this unknown killer…

Credit source:  Here.

Tour Schedule:   December
9th Phaedra @ Identity Discovery
11th Lynelle @ Aspired Writer
13th Susan @  My Cozie Corner
14th Linda @ One Desert Rose
16th Rachel @ Stressed Rach

My Review:

It’s one thing to read a book about a stalker wanting revenge, but when you put yourself in that person’s place, the story takes on a whole new meaning.  That’s what happens in Shadows of Pain for Kami Reynolds.  As an FBI agent, she usually knows who she’s shooting at!  Being stalked is a little out of her realm and unnerving.

Daniel Jenkins, the love interest of Kami, has been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t necessarily an accident.  And this isn’t the first sign of tampering, as a colleague’s car was set to explode.  While recuperating in the hospital, Daniel has plenty of time to ruminate over being unloved, especially by God.  But that comes to a head through his friends’ loyalty.

Ashley Dawn has created wild, multiple and frightening plots and twists in her new book, Shadows of Pain.  The action never ceases for long, as the perpetrator, known as Jim, is actively pursuing several members of the Reiley family in revenge for the incarceration of Charles and Chris Deveraux, though Charles isn’t always looking out for his son Chris.  But when Jim can’t get one of the Reiley’s, he goes after close friends and associates.

The author’s characters are very real, endearments and stubbornness alike, personal, and humorous even in the times of danger.  Daniel’s earnest new faith is tested and tried.  Kami is frightened almost senseless until she puts on her FBI face.  Rick is the ever-elusive dynamo who appears out of nowhere, whose bag of tricks never ceases to amaze me.

With a sweet-developing romance, a kidnapping, attacks, betrayals, motorcycle crashes, and fantastic FBI, CIA, and LAPD brainstorming, you are left with nothing less than pure adrenaline pumping through your veins.  Though these three organizations usually have unbreachable lines of communications, the Reiley family interests seem to overrule this aspect. The technical aspects of the police work is astoundingly accurate and intriguing, as well as the FBI and the CIA interactions.

Kami’s cupid playing may seem obnoxious to Daniel, but the nuances of close family ties within the Reiley family endears the story to your heart, especially if you wish for one.  Kami’s trauma brings a deeper sense of empathy for crime victims, which makes her more human and caring, and the never-ceasing cries of prayer for help from God come naturally in the story.  Some may think it’s a little overdone, but it seems appropriate to me.

Oh, an additional highlight for us women: there’s a baby girl born, Matilyn Aurora, weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces, and nineteen inches long!  Love it!  Sorry guys, had to put that in.  It’s important, vital information!

So, for heart-pumping action, seasoned with love and friendship, pick up a copy of Ashley’s new book, Shadows of Pain!

This book was provided by Stormi Johnson of Lightning Book Promotions in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.


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