Saints in the Shadows

A Mystery of the Mind

Fiction - General
210 Pages
Reviewed on 05/28/2014
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Author Biography

Alana Cash is an adventurer. She's treffed alone through war-torn Serbia and slept in a KGB interrogation room in Prague. She's been to a gypsy fair in rural England, a bullfight in Mexico, and parasailing over the Pacific, and cave diving. She wore a bulletproof vest on a ride-along in an NYPD patrol car, and she's kissed a man on a catwalk inside the Norman Bates Psycho house at Universal Studios.

She is known for her documentaries about women in science that have sold worldwide and and aired on ORF in Europe. She was profiled on the PBS series "A Writer's Exchange" that was translated into 8 languages.

She knows how to make her own kite as well as a great souffle.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Life is in pieces for Maud. Her beloved father died in a car accident and now her mother has remarried, so she leaves her home in New Orleans for New York to find a new life. She rents a small apartment next door to Lina, who just happens to be the building owner. Lina is an older lady with a unique history, who does psychic readings for clients on the side. Lina feels that Maud has the talent and when Lina must go out of town, she asks Maud to fill in while she is away. Saints in the Shadows is the story of Maud and Lina, what happens as Lina trains Maud to fill in, and what Maud discovers about herself and others during this experience. Alana Cash gives you two very different, yet similar characters in Maud and Lina, and what they learn and teach each other is the focus.

Saints in the Shadows is a story of the paranormal, the supernatural, and those who have the power to see things others don't, be it dreams or the future. Is it something to be afraid of or something to embrace? Author Alana Cash gives us two women, one on each end of the spectrum, and puts them in the same building, living together. Now one is training to fill in for the other, and the more she learns about dealing with the clients the more she learns about herself. This is more Maud's story of self-discovery and awakening than it is about Lina, yet Lina is the reason that Maud even has this discovery moment. This is a good book for adults, and it will make you pause and think.