Into The Shadows

Fiction - Womens
210 Pages
Reviewed on 04/07/2016
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Author Biography

My debut novel, Into The Shadows was published this year. I'm honoured to have received this 5 star review from ReadersFavorite

I live in the UK in the south east. I'm very much looking forward to hearing from readers and hope you enjoy my book very much.

Between writing I work in a primary school.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite

Into the Shadows by Marie Jones will have you yearning to travel to the Dingle peninsula in Ireland, if only to experience the warmth and friendliness of the people. Lily Crossways had just returned from a vacation to the Dingle peninsula. Her memories of the area are fond; in particular, beautiful Inch Beach where she had spent some precious solitary times. Her return home brought a surprise. In one of her photographs of the beach was an apparition. It evoked a strong feeling that someone was in need of help. Despite her work commitments, and because of a sense that she is the person designated to provide that help, she embarks on another journey to Dingle.

Locals quickly discovered her intentions. She was a stranger trying to uncover a disappearance they would rather remain buried. There was anger and fear as Lily pursued one clue after another. As she delves further, she discovers a tie to her own family. How could this be? What connection did locals Sean, Greg and David have, if any, and what did they have to do with her? Lily becomes more aware of her inner strengths as she seeks to solve the mystery of the figure on the beach; determined to persevere with her quest.

I found this story almost magical. The story was beautifully woven around the tragic character in the photograph, and the past sins of some locals, as well as Lily’s family. The Irish charm envelops the reader despite the difficult and unhappy search for answers, and carries you page by page into an intriguing story of love, loyalty and betrayal. Well written and a very worthwhile, pleasant read. I loved it. Excellent story and very refreshing.

Anna Kingston

I totally agree with Patricia Day's review of 'Into the Shadows'. This is a compelling story that pulls you in after the first couple of pages. I have not read anything quite the same in a long time. The story is beautifully told and keeps you constantly wanting to know what the next page will reveal. This is Marie Jones' first book and I am already looking forward to the next!