Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance.
When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father and boyfriend.
Set in rural Fox Hollow, PA, Shadow Dancer unravels a web of lies, deceit, madness and corruption. Can investigators crack the case before Tristan meets the same fate as her mother? And who is responsible for the disappearances? There is much uncertainty as the investigation unfolds, but there is one thing that is certain: Tristan Morrow holds the master key to the entire riddle.
Character Interview #1 JJ Penn from Elkhart radio 104.9 interviewing Tristan Morrow
JJ- Tristan! How’s it going?
Tristan: Who are you and how did you get in here?
JJ- I’m JJ Penn with Elkhart Radio 104.9 and we are live on the air!
Tristan: You’ve got to be kidding me.
JJ- I’m definitely not, so how are you doing today?
Tristan: Pretty good. Just trying to finish up this assignment before Kendricks fails me.
JJ: You’re a smart girl, I’m sure you’ll pull it off.
Tristan: You don’t know my English teacher.
An interruption from the background jars the microphone as a group of boys stampede in the room.
Tommy: Tristan! Aren’t you done yet?
Blake: Come on! I want my bedroom back!
Shane (looking at JJ): Who the hell are you?! (Shane glances at his cousins Tommy and Blake) Who is that?!
JJ: (Clears throat) I’m JJ Penn from Elkhart Radio 104.9, and you might be?
Shane: Err… Shane Fitzpatrick. Tristan’s cousin.
The three boys eye JJ and Tristan suspiciously.
Tommy: We’ll be back later…
JJ returns his focus to Tristan, as he readjusts the microphone on the table.
Tristan- The dark haired boys are… the loud ginger is my cousin.
JJ- So Tristan, readers want to know what makes you tick. Would you mind answering a few questions?
Tristan- Sure, I guess so. I really need to get back to this assignment though.
JJ- Great. Okay. First up, what is your full name?
Tristan- Tristan Elizabeth Morrow
JJ- See? That was pretty painless. Are you the youngest in your family?
Tristan- Yes the youngest of six kids in this house… and the only girl.
JJ- Does that annoy you? Being surrounded by brothers?
Tristan- We’re pretty close, actually. Yeah, they get on my nerves, but it would be lonely without them… and in case you haven’t noticed, I’m not exactly the lace and frills kind of girl…
JJ- What are three of your biggest downfalls?
I’m stubborn…. I’ve got a temper… and I’m a bit of a perfectionist.
JJ- One of them, huh? What’s it like living up here in No Man’s Land?
Tristan- No man’s land? This is Morrow land. It’s nice and quiet. Just how I like it. I’m surprised you drove all the way up here just to ask me some questions.
JJ- Cavegat Pass is no joke, that is for sure. Okay, let’s dig a little deeper. What do you want to do after high school?
Tristan- Go to college. I’d like to be a veterinarian.
JJ- Very nice, okay next question. What are three of your biggest pet peeves?
Tristan- Hmm…. Not having enough personal space. Unannounced visitors. Secrets.
JJ- You don’t like secrets?
Tristan- No. I want to know the whole truth… not just what you think I can handle. I’m a big girl.
JJ- Name three of your biggest dreams that you hope to accomplish.
Tristan- I don’t have dreams. I have goals that I will achieve. I plan to graduate from Steeplechase a year early with a GPA of 3.8 or better. I plan to attend Bloomsburg University then Bucknell. Then I’d like to open a practice in Elkhart.
JJ- Would you offer your Dad a discount to care for his animals?
Tristan- Our animals, you mean? And I would treat them free of charge.
JJ- That’s very generous of you. You must really like animals.
Tristan- It’s something that I am passionate about.
JJ- Okay, next- Name one of your biggest fears?
Tristan- I don’t know what I’d do if something were to ever happen to one of my family members… That haunts my dreams at night.
JJ- Okay. Last question. Do you know what the author, Addison Kline has in store for you?
Tristan- That girl’s got secrets and she’s not telling me anything!
JJ- Thanks for your time today Tristan. Okay folks, that’s all for today. Next time, we will be sitting down with Tristan’s father Jack Morrow to see what makes him tick. From what I hear in town, he’s not the kind of guy you want to get on the wrong side of. Hopefully I don’t piss him off! Til next time. JJ Out!
My oh My! Shadow Dancer is one of those stories that leaves a lasting impression with the reader. Be prepared to be taken on a journey that is rife with suspense, mystery, intrigue and drama. It is a gripping read that will you on the edge of your seat and have you turning the pages as you eagerly try to find out what next this story has in store for you.
This is a great start to what appears to be a new series, and it can be read as a standalone. When the story began there were questions that sprung to mind and the only way to get them answered was to delve deeper into the story. It pulls you in from the outset and holds you until the very end. This is a difficult read to put down, so be prepared to lose some sleep.
It was not difficult to figure out who the villain was, however, what made the story intriguing was figuring out what is next move would be.
The story focuses on the Morrow family. This family is shrouded in secrets that even after fifteen years they are still haunted by it. The secrets came to light when Tristan Morrow received an assignment in her English class, where she was required to write a biography on her mother. Tristan grew up believing that her mom had left her family, howvever she found oout that htis was not the case. Tristan discovered that her mother was taken from her famiy in a violent manner.
What follows is a story of discovery, love passion and obsession. It shows the effect that one man’s obsession can have on his victim and by extension the victim’s family.
If you like stories filled with intrigue, mystery, suspense and that keep you up way into the night then buy yourself a copy of Shadow Dancer
First, be careful who you trust, second when you love, love with all your heart and thirdly when you believe in something, fight with all your might, until there is no fighting left to be done. Live life with courage and with faith.
N.B I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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