Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Release: January 8, 2012
Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived… and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye.Atmospheric, intense, a bit eerie, and utterly gorgeous are all words that could be used to describe this cover, which allows it to set readers up for that slightly creepy vibe the story should contain. It does a great job proclaiming what Shadowlands will be like stylistically; however, its true beauty lies in its misleading side. The looming clouds and foreboding black birds lend an almost paranormal feel to the cover, but not so much that readers will be hard-pressed to believe it is really contemporary. This will give readers of the genre something new to look at and potentially attract readers who may otherwise be disinterested, possibly creating a larger audience. Which is good because, if Shadowlands is anything like Kate Brian's previous books, it will be fantastic and deserves all the readers in the world.
Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children, but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again