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Shadow’s Keep by Meghan O’Flynn – Review By Felicia Bates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep
Meghan O’Flynn
5 out of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep is not the first book I’ve read by this author and most certainly will not be my last. My genre of choice is a good thriller and let me just say Meghan O’Flynn has writing a good thriller down to a science!
The plot twists and turns were heart pounding and I can tell you with complete honesty I did not have this one figured out.
There is so much I want to say about this book yet I am completely speechless. If you like dark, twisted, suspenseful stories then this book, this author is for you. 5 stars for sure!
Review by @fnbates

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn is a twisted and dark tale that Meghan is so good at writing. Shocking and chilling, thrilling and crazy town have a name and that it Meghan and her imagination. The vividness that is written is compelling and nightmare inducing but you can not stop this crazy ride, page after page is turned to find out what happens. Meghan cleverly infuses clues in her twists and turns that you don’t see until the explosive and shocking end, in fact you can never guess where the story is going so it certainly keeps you on your toes..

I recommend you read this book if you love a thriller that is dark and oh so twisted.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep is a novel by Meghan O’Flynn. A first read for me by this author, so this story was like unwrapping a gift. A gift that just kept on giving. The blurb says it all. Desperation, obsession, protection, and much, much more.

William is a detective a little jaded. Things are happening and the evidence doesn’t add up. He is desperate to unravel this mystery, so the town can have closure and to bring an end to the violence and loss. Je has a mammoth task ahead. This hits him personally, as he must protect his girlfriend Cassie and her son. These characters had many layers that were begging to be unveiled. A mystery beckoning.

Shadow’s Keep is a super suspenseful and psychological mystery. It will keep a reader on the edge, bordering on terrified and paranoid, in a totally enthralling way. Fearfully perfect reading. Meghan O’Flynn is a talent that will mess with your mind and have you checking under the bed. 5 stars.

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn is another fantastic thriller from this creative genius. I have relished every moment that I have spent exploring all her books, and this one is definitely one of my favourites. Ms. O’Flynn has a real knack for creating a story that not only is engrossing and completely holds your attention, but she is able to build gripping tension and heart-pounding suspense- and made me breathless with anticipation.
Ms. O’Flynn has woven a compelling, creepy story- full of interconnected details, multiple layers, intrigue, danger, mystery, drama, thrills, and chills. She kept me guessing the whole way through. I devoured the book in one sitting, glued to the pages, desperately trying to figure out what was happening.
I am not going to give anything away, or discuss aspects of the story, as I think the blurb does a better job of that than I could ever do, and without giving away any spoilers- but, I recommend going into the story somewhat ‘blind’ and let yourself get swept away by what you will find.
The story definitely lived up to its promise of being dark and intense- with twists you definitely won’t see coming.
Brilliant!

Thank you, Ms. O’Flynn!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel
By Meghan O’Flynn

Wow this book took me on a dark and thrilling adventure. This isn’t the first book I have read by this author so I knew this book would be good and it turned out to be great. The author does an amazing job bringing me into the story so much so that I couldn’t put the book down till I finished it. There is definitely an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming even if you think you have it figured out. As I’m reading I’m trying to figure out who the killer is and hoping nobody else gets hurt as if I’m really in this story, that’s how good this author weaves this awesome story. I loved every minute of reading this book and I think you will too. I highly recommend this story it is an amazing read.

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Shadow’s Keep by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep by Meghan O’Flynn

Five Stars

I’m so confused. I don’t know if I should be scared or glad over how much I liked this story. This author gives me the chills with every story I read. The writing style was smooth and understandable. I never had to question what I was reading. I usually stay away from booms like this but this author draws me in every time. Every character was well written and played their parts really well. I’m in shock over how it all ended. I’ve always wanted to live in a small town but the more I read these stories I change my mind. The author has gotten the creepy factor down. The mystery of it all is well played. You will definitely be sitting with your mouth open over how the author wraps this story up.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep is another mind-bending novel by Meghan O’Flynn. I had read her Ash Park series and The Jilted so I thought I was prepared for it … but I wasn’t … I was not prepared for the depth of darkness and creepiness that had soaked into the fibre of the story … the backwoods mentality … the southern mysticism … the power of white men in small communities … the bodies piling up …
Shadow’s Keep is a true Meghan O’Flynn story – small clues that seem insignificant, the twists and turns, the confusion when you look up with tears in your eyes and ask yourself ‘How on Earth is it possible??” and it is … The details that make the big picture, the story flowing from one shocking moment to another and weaving a fabric that feels like it is getting tighter and tighter and you can barely breathe and …
I read the last day chapters two times and I cried … both times … the pictures the words painted … my heart was breaking and nothing could put it back together … A complete masterpiece!

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn

5 Stars

I spent a little bit of this book totally confused as to what was going on…when it finally sunk in I was totally hooked. I love this author and her creative storylines. After reading her Ash Park series I was already a forever fan and this one just strengthened that. One of the reasons I love this author so much is because she has taken a genre that I do not read and made me read it and look forward to reading more.

This one creeped me out a bit but I could not put it down, and as always I try to figure it out as I go…well I should have already known that wouldn’t work with this authors writing. The ending totally twisted me up and all the way through i would think aha I got it..just to say in the next few pages…no i don’t LOL

Not going to go into the details of this story..Read it, and if you feel a little confused at some points..Stick with it, it’ll all make sense I promise.

Loved it and can’t wait for more from this amazingly talented author!

Review by @debikircher

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Shadow’s Keep : A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about being different. Deputy Sherriff William Shannahan is a police officer in a small sleepy town in America. His life is changed when he stumble over a mauled body of a kid in the woods whilst out running. Everyone else thinks it is simply a dog attack, but William senses something just isn’t right. His fears are confirmed when what was one attack turns into a series of murders even crossing counties. Can he solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. The use of suspense was drawn out to perfection making you want to keep reading to find out what happened.
Well developed characters like Will trying his best but still standing up for himself or Cassie trying to look after her son despite financial troubles. Great cast of supporting characters like the sweet kid of George or the prickly Paterson or the people pleaser Mike.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the natural imagery of the woods full of volour and life and detail and beauty but also hiding dangers. Or the sense of the small town surrounded by farmland and marshes where everyone knows eachother but is also isolated, a perfect setting for the horror events. Or the sunrise and sunsets in vibrant colours and beauty written to perfection. or the contrasts between light and dark that were perfectly written and use of shadows to gice an eerie sense to events.
I loved the use of the supernatural throughout the novel with a mix of cultures and red herrings an added sense of mystery and magic. This combination with the realism of policemen and crimes ws perfectly written and made for a enjoyable read. Fast paced action with high stakes make for a highly captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Erin Davidson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn is a new thriller suspense book that leaves you chilled to the very core. I mean who doesn’t love a book that begins with a dead body found in the woods, with a cause of death labelled as suspicious. This is why you never go running in the woods, 90% of the time you’ll find a body, the other 10% will be running into spider webs and being eaten alive by bugs.
I found this book a little difficult to get into, as I struggled to understand and sympathize with William as a character. I think this was mainly due to the writing style and getting into the way Meghan framed the narrative. I much preferred Cassie as a character, and really enjoyed her character as it progressed throughout the novel. After getting in the story I really started to enjoy it and was left stumped at all the twists and turns that the novel took. I’m really starting to like Meghan O’Flynn’s books and the way she weaves a masterful story. Can’t wait to read another book from her. 4/5 stars

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