Book Review: Shadows in the Dust

Title: Shadows in the Dust (Colours of the Earth Series #1)

Author: Suzanne Cass



She’s running for her life. He’s a cowboy with courage enough to save her, but falling in love might just prove deadly.

Jenna Montrose is on the run from the man who killed her father. Alone and always moving from town to town, Jenna trusts no one, not even the police. She arrives in remote Smokey Creek, outback West Australia, where she takes a job on a cattle station. It’s here she hopes to keep her identity, as well as her mysterious connection with animals, hidden.

Dan Simmonds has demons of his own to conquer, having spent two years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He needs this work as a stockman to re-build his reputation. But he can’t seem to shake the protective instinct Jenna awakens, when he sees through her lies to her desperate vulnerability. She’s so full of contradictions and secrets, he’s not sure she’s worth fighting for.

When they become trapped together in the desert, Dan admits she provokes emotions he thought buried deep. Jenna is drawn to Dan’s courageous heart and welcoming smile, but desperate not to reveal her secret, will she revert to her habit of running away when the murderer reappears? Or will she let him help her, and turn the hunter into the hunted?

Get Shadows in the Dust today if you love an intriguing thriller with romance at its core.

My Review

4/5 Stars

Jenna has had a hard life. After an unpleasant experience with a gang of thugs who murdered her father, she has been on the run, desperate to escape from the leader named Liam. Her journeys take her to a farm in Australia, a place that’s so isolated she believes she’ll be safe from her abductor, for a little while at least. She takes a job as a ranch hand and that’s where she meets Dan.

This book does a great job of blending thriller and romance. While Jenna is on the run, the suspense is real yet when she settles down at the farm, it was just as easy to get lost in the romance elements of the story until Liam reappeared and the genre shifted back to thriller. There’s never a dull moment.

If you love a book that’ll keep you on its toes and warm your heart, this is the read for you.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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