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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.

Book Kate Brian Mystery 2013
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SHADOWLANDS starts strongly, with a game of cat-and-mouse between Rory and her would-be killer. But once the action relocates to Juniper Landing, the passive-aggressive natives and Rory's traumatized-yet-still-somewhat-annoying father and sister derail much of the plot's suspense. There's a big reveal at the end of the novel that puts everything before it into a new perspective and sets the stage, presumably, for sequels. Some readers will be intrigued and excited for more. Others may feel cheated.

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