Between the Shades of Light and Dark

The Shuller Series

Young Adult - Mystery
259 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2018
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Author Biography

Dr. Kathleen Lopez started writing at fourteen, as a junior high journalist. She continued her passion for writing short stories and poetry throughout and after graduating college. Writing was never just a hobby, but a way of life. She turned from journalism to writing murder-mysteries. As an Indie Author, she has released suspenseful romance, thrillers, murder-mysteries, and paranormal stories that draw the reader in and take them along for the journey. Her first three books, which comprise of the Shuller Series, follows the character of Sheriff Martin Shuller. This character thread currently spans three books, but his story is far from over. There is always a chance he will appear in her later works, some of which are in the works currently. Her next release involves a serial killer who employs a unique method to his work. There are many other short stories and books to be released by the author so stay tuned.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Between the Shades of Light and Dark by Kathleen Lopez is Book 1 in The Shuller Series. After her parents' marriage falls apart, Sam and her mother move to Columbus Cove, a sleepy, remote town. Being the youngest in town, Sam feels isolated and soon develops an interest in Channing, the newest resident in town. Things seem to be going well until murder comes knocking on the door. As Sam and Channing find themselves in the midst of the investigation, they start to uncover secrets about the Cove, secrets of wealth, greed and payback. More than one person will lose their lives and more than one will be accused before the real culprit can be uncovered.

Between the Shades of Light and Dark (The Shuller Series) by Kathleen Lopez was a gripping read. It started a little slow but it wasn’t long before the pace picked up and the story was off and running. There is plenty going on here, with the romance between the two main protagonists, murder, and mystery. The characters are well developed and likable, easy to relate to as well. I liked the way the mystery was drawn out throughout the book, the clues drip-fed and keeping the suspense going. There is a twist or two to the plot and I suspect these may lead to the next book in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this story; it had all the elements of a great murder mystery set in a small town that makes it all the more real.