Saturday, August 9, 2014

Book Review ~ In Her Shadows by Steffie Dawn



In Her Shadows
by Steffie Dawn

Expected publication: August 31st 2014 
Publisher:  Barbeth Publications

Synopsis
Anya, the owner of the chilling cry from Room 16, is haunted by hallucinations caused by sleep paralysis. After 3 months at Westhill Hospital she isn’t progressing or healing any, that is until she meets Chester…

Chester arrived just three days ago, unable to control his intrigue he makes his way down to Room 16 to see what he can find out about the mysterious voice he’s heard. He doesn’t find what he expected. Instead a frail, sleeping girl captivates him and he knows he must know her more. 

In her shadows is a dark and twisted tale of two people finding strength in each other when they need it most. Join Anya and Chester at Westhill Hospital and discover how love and friendship can be found in the strangest of places between the most unlikely people.


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My thoughts
First off, I want to thank the author, Steffie Dawn, for giving me the opportunity to review her book, In Her Shadows.  This book was unlike anything that I have read before.  From the start, I thought that this book was going to be paranormalish, but it was not.  What it is though, is a gripping and heartwarming story of two mentally ill young adults struggling with their disease and the team of doctors trying to help them lead a normal life.

The author has provided the reader an insightful look into mental illness and at the same time a heart-warning romance of two young adults all in story that will tug at your heart strings.  While the story is interesting, the last thirty or so pages really were my favorite.  The story really picked up and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  This is a captivating story that will draw you in immediately and continue to hold your interest until the very end.  I totally fell in love with Anya and Chester’s story and I know you will too. 

My rating:  3.75 stars out of 5


About the Author
Steffie Dawn is twenty one years old and was born in Bangor in Wales where she still currently resides. She published Meeting My Master, the first in a series of seven books in April 2013 and within six weeks it shot to #3 on Amazon's Erotica list. Steffie is a freelance writer and an award winning poet who is currently studying law at the further education college. In her teenage years, Steffie volunteered with a local group where they provided a safe place and activities for young people during the school holidays, she also, with one of the other group workers set up a drama group for underprivileged young people on the estate she lives. After studying Dance for two years at the local college Steffie changed direction and at university studied Education Studies and Sociology. Her hobbies include reading and taking parts in beauty pageants where she has held numerous titles her most prestigious being the national title Miss Braveheart Wales.


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