Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shadow of Doubt

Title: Shadow of Doubt
Author: JL Wilson
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60735-104-7
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Margaret Dalton and her boyfriend, FBI agent Nathan Stokes are supposed to be on vacation in the Bahamas, relaxing and enjoying the sunny weather. Instead they are cold and miserable, battling the weather in Possum Bottom, Minnesota where they’ve gone to see her lawyer for some inheritance business. When they find a frozen dead body, Nathan calls the local police, and they suddenly find themselves involved in a murder case.

Margaret and Nathan are forced to change hotels, due to unforeseen changes, and this time it’s on the Indian reservation next to a casino. While they are waiting for their room, another murder occurs, and this time the FBI has jurisdiction over the murder. Margaret becomes a suspect, along with a few other people, when the authorities’ finds out that she stands to inherit all of the properties.

Shadow of Doubt is an eventful story that had me wondering about how much history has changed our lives. JL Wilson wrote a very detailed and well-plotted story of deceit, jealousy and murder. I kept wondering about who the villain really was and how this story unfolded information about the situations that are revealed. While reading this book, I had to pay close attention, so as not to miss anything happening.

I thought that Margaret really had some issues with her relationship with Nathan. She would bring up the point at the oddest time and he is a sweetheart, telling her not to worry about it. Margaret is a strong woman, who stands on her own, and can be very controlling. Nathan is her match and he shows his love for her in a very strong way in this book.

Add in the secondary characters and you have a well rounded story filled with lots of secrets that led to heartbreak for some. It is interesting when you learn about how an inheritance can unfold details of people’s lives and the hidden lies that come to life. I truly enjoyed reading this story, and am hoping that JL Wilson will reveal more of her creative skill to us again in the near future.

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