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Reviewed by Louanne Piccolo for Readers' Favorite
Shadow of Doubt by SL Beaumont is a suspenseful novel challenging the notion of trust and betrayal in close relationships. Jessica McDonald has the life most people dream of – she’s happily married and enjoys a successful career as a banker in London. But overnight, her life changes. A post-Brexit referendum terrorist bombing and the death of her father leave her reeling. When she finds a coded letter with a key to a safety deposit box addressed to her in her father’s affairs, she stumbles onto a conspiracy that will compromise both her personal life and national security. Unable to count on her husband whose behavior has become abusive, Jessica turns to her colleague Will for psychological support. But is Will as trustworthy as he seems or is he also mixed up in the web of lies her life has become?
A fast-paced novel, Shadow of Doubt unfolds rapidly, pulling the reader into an epic story of unexpected twists. This action-packed novel is sure to frustrate and delight as you silently will Jessica to make choices you know to be right, only to see her make the wrong ones. SL Beaumont’s compelling writing style, coupled with elements of high-drama and disturbing characters, makes for an emotionally intense read. Shadow of Doubt is an exciting story that will seduce readers of suspense and keep them turning the pages right to the thrilling end. If you are a fan of contemporary quintessential villains and their courageous counterparts, you will enjoy Shadow of Doubt without a doubt!