Item description for When Shadows Fall by Kate Fellowes...
Gretchen Waller arrives at the remote estate, Mill Hollow, eager to begin her job as assistant to handsome author John David Honeycutt. Amid the snowbound wild of the haunting north woods she finds deception and danger as John's investigation into his family's history stirs up dark secrets- secrets which have already led to murder. Drawn to John, Gretchen soon takes up his quest to uncover the truth. Can they solve the crime before the killer strikes again or will Mill Hollow claim more victims when shadows fall?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date May 6, 2007
Publisher Swimming Kangaroo Books
ISBN 193404122X ISBN13 9781934041222
Availability 88 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 21, 2017 05:15.
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Reviews - What do customers think about When Shadows Fall?
New author! Apr 17, 2008
After reading the book, When Shadows Fall, by Kate Fellowes, I find myself pleasantly surprised. Kate Fellowes is the author's pen name and she has three titles to date. She resides in the Midwest with her husband and pets.
In this romantic suspense, Gretchen Waller, unemployed, and not by choice, takes a position with upscale John David Honeycutt, after her friend found her the position. As his assistant, he investigates a murder his grandfather supposedly committed two years ago and writes a book of the family's history. Together, at the prestigious Mill Hallow estate, they unravel the mystery and scandal surrounding his family and unlock a passion between them.
I have a few minor criticisms for the book, in which is not intended to reflect badly on the author, but to help in her next book. The story takes place in first person point of view, and I think may have benefited if done in third person. With suspense, it is best to use this tense as you are able to attain different points of view and keep the mystery. The book was not predictable, but due to the tense used, I figured out the murderer long before presented. I also felt the plot moved a bit swiftly. There were a few words used in the dialog that appeared off, as in not typical phrasing we would normally use, such as: drat. Lastly, there was no real conflict between the characters, other than the common squabbles, in which you might find in romantic suspense, to wonder if they characters will end up together through the odds.
In saying that, I found this book to be a fun and pleasurable read. The characters dialog between each other was witty and light-hearted. I found them both endearing and believable. The setting was charming, as were the secondary characters. Also, I find myself thoroughly enjoying a book when I can not only laugh out loud, but say, Aww, that's sweet, to myself, too. It is apparent that the author works for local presses and papers, as I found no grammatical errors or editing needed. The plot flowed well and I, at no time, found myself disinterested. Description of setting, emotions, and persons implies the clever writing talents of this young author and was unspoiled in its portrayal. I see great things for her in the future and hope to find more titles.
Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer
A mystery, a romance, and a ghost! Oct 1, 2007
Kate Fellowes' book is an enjoyable reading escape. The characters are likeable. The setting and situation interesting. There's a mystery, a romance, and a ghost--all on a big estate. What more could you want?
Great read Sep 19, 2007
Gretchen Waller is unemployed and desperate for a job. So when John David Honeycutt offers her the opportunity to help him write his family history, she jumps at it. What she doesn't realize is her employment will take her to Mill Hollow and the site of a murder that took place a few years before.
John is determined to clear his grandfather of the murder charges, convinced someone else must have committed the crime. And Gretchen finds herself involved, as she and John become closer and he shares the family's secrets with her. But as they uncover new facts in the mysterious case, someone is determined to keep them from identifying the real killer.
The romance between John and Gretchen is lighthearted and playful as the two work in close proximity, gradually coming to know and appreciate each other. But this reviewer would have enjoyed more suspense in the story. There is a hint of a ghost, and Gretchen has a moment of panic in the deep woods, but overall, the suspenseful element wasn't fully developed until the climax.
When Shadows Fall is an enjoyable novel, and leaves the reader with a feeling of satisfaction as justice is served at the end.