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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Lindsay Peck

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The mystery level is great in this book! I really enjoyed reading this one. I kept thinking I knew who it was but I was wrong. You learn a few legal things in this book and definitely makes you think about what’s going on. I recommend this read and can’t wait for the next!!

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lauren is a struggling Stenographer who becomes desperate for free lance work. She ends up taking a job with her ex husband and she dreads the very idea working for him. A job is a job though, so she pushes through. She is reporting on the biggest murder trail in the town, but it’s not her job to prove a man’s innocence. Against her own judgment she starts looking into the case a bit more. She ends up discovering things about her past that she wishes she hadn’t. Will she be able to prove who the real killer is? Will the real killer find her before she has a chance to save the man on trial? Her search has put many people in the line of fire and with a second death, she knows she’s running out of time. Will she put a stop to killer or will the killer put a stop to her! If you like mystery crime thrillers you have got to read this set! I haven’t read to many myself, but I will now! I hope for a book three!!

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Amanda DelFemine

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lauren is working freelance at the moment taking depositions and then takes a job helping out her ex husband in court. How bad can that be right? The trial is for a hot murder case and she has to report on it. As Lauren is going through the trial she thinks that they may be trying the wrong person. The story unravels as she finds out about her mother and why her father kept her leaving such a secret.

I cant wait to read more from these author she kept me entertained and guessing.

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Samantha Bassett

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shadows of Doubt: A Crawford Mystery by Merissa Racine is a very interesting story. I really like Lauren and her fun way of getting into the trouble she finds as a court reporter.

I was slowly pulled more and more into this story, wanting to see how things would turn out. I thought Lauren was such a good man character. For me, she brought the story to life and added so much to it. She was engaging throughout and just a likable character.
The book is full of twists and turns, which really keeps you involved in the book. This is a great story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Vanessa Watts

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you made it to this book hopefully you read the first one titled, “Silent Gavel” first. The book can be a standalone but it ways make more sense if you read the first one before this. You can get a better feel for the characters and understand why things are happening as they are.
In this second installment we once again follow Lauren Besoner as she tries to rebuild her life after past events left her with too much trauma and needing to seek professional help. This time she is doing freelance work after leaving her last post of official court reporter due to the fact that she could not see working under her ex-husband Tony. She gets called in to report for a deposition of contested mental capacity of the chief of police’s mother regarding the ranch and all her assets. Shortly after she receives a call because the report is no longer needed to to the death of Ms. Archer. The police arrest a suspect quickly but after talking to her friend Dominick Lauren believes that once again the police have the wrong person. Lauren gets called in to be court reporter for her ex-husband in the case as the official reporter is on maternity leave. From the start things are not adding up for Lauren and she decides to do some sleuthing because she believes justice is owed and won’t rest if someone innocent is locked up. Throughout this book things about Lauren’s past are brought to light and she must learn that they do not define her, and she shouldn’t be judged for the actions of others. In this case is Lauren right about the accused? Can she make it through this trial without getting put on another killers hitlist? Put your sleuthing hat back on for this installment to see if you to can figure out who the killer is in time!

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Nina Maes

Great flowing story line. Page turner, will keep you on the edge of your seat. Legal thriller, with lots of twist and turners. Love story with mystery and action packed pages.
Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great flowing story line. Page turner, will keep you on the edge of your seat. Legal thriller, with lots of twist and turners. Love story with mystery and action packed pages.

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An intriguing and engaging murder mystery thriller, and once again the author had me gripped from page one. I enjoyed being back with Stenographer Lauren Besoner, and in this story she goes from reporting the words in a murder trial to trying to prove that the man on trial is actually innocent. Lauren is reporting on the biggest murder trial that Crawford has ever seen and the judge also happens to be her cheating ex husband, Tony. Lauren’s instincts are that the wrong person is on trial for the murder, and she soon has to decide whether to put her job and her life at risk to ensure that justice is served, or carry on and say nothing.
Lauren decides to discover the real murderer and when a second murder occurs she realises that there is more to the case than even she thought. As she searches for the truth secrets from her own past are exposed, but she’s determined to find the real killer. This legal thriller had me fully immersed, as the courtroom setting and all its drama was brought vividly to life by the authors knowledgeable and descriptive narrative. Lauren is once again a realistic and likeable main character who brings the story together. The exciting storyline and plot twists kept me guessing until the end as to the identity of the killer. This was a real page turner of a read and I really hope there will be a third book in this series.

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Shadows of Doubt: A Crawford Mystery by Merissa Racine – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stenographer Lauren Besoner is back and this time she is working freelance, but she is desperate to earn some money, so when an opportunity comes up to report on murder trial in her own home town of Crawford, she jumps at the chance. The only drawback is that she has to work with her ex husband and she isn’t looking forward to that in the slightest, she only hopes that she can put her negative feelings aside so that she can do her job successfully.

As she arrives at the courthouse ready to set up, she has to go to her old office and with it her ex colleague, who seems to be as useless as before, however, eventually, she sorts out the paperwork, powers up and connects her machines. She is surprised to hear who the victim and accused are and how quickly it has been brought to trial and as the testimonies start, she is wondering whether they have accused the right person.

The more she thinks about it, the more things start to not add up and as she starts to investigate further herself, she is more than sure of her convictions, especially when a second murder occurs. As she asks her own questions and puts together her own evidence, she has to ask herself whether it is really worth jeopardising her job to prove somebodies innocence and are the secrets it is dredging up from her past life going to remain hidden to all but her?

Will Lauren be able to convince anyone of her way of thinking, or is she going to find herself another heap of trouble? This is another thrilling mystery full of hidden truths and contentious behaviour which will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Finley K. James

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Much like the first book, this one is just as engaging. The characters are as well-crafted and written as they were in the prequel, and the story keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. There was the same amount of depth and research that went into this book as in the first. I spent no time being bored with this book—it was all non-stop thrills and intrigue. I didn’t want to stop reading! The chemistry between the characters and the turns along the way make for a very entertaining story. The fact it can be read as a standalone is simply a bonus.

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Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine- Review by Taylor Bell

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! This is the second book in the series and although I haven’t read the first one, I really enjoyed this! It kept me hooked from page 1 and I couldn’t wait to get more into it. I was completely invested in the story and I loved the courtroom feel to it. I definitely hope for a third book at some point! Highly recommend for any mystery/thriller lovers!

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