Past Shadows by Edwin J McBride is a psychological murder, mystery, crime, and suspense thriller.
Ashley McIntyre realises his marriage to Kimberley is over. Their relationship kicked off at their ten-year high school reunion, and for the past seven years, they have been together.
Ashley has been stepdad to Kimberley’s eleven-year-old daughter Eboni.
Ashley had respected Kimberley’s decision not to share many details of her past. He never questioned her about who Eboni’s biological father was – but maybe he should have.
There’s also a serial killer who is stalking and killing young women in the city. The murderer is not frightened to leave his DNA behind, confusing the police, because, after all, they believe him to be already dead.
They have no idea of his current identity and the police investigative team can’t keep up with the daily murders.
Federal Agent Detective Kyle Daly, the best in the AFP is brought in to run the investigation.
A daring plan to allow an early release to the murderer’s prior cellmate is planned. It is a trap and the police would be ready to apprehend the murderer. But this murderer is always one step ahead!
Initially, I found it hard to sort out the many key characters. The many detectives and police involved and their families, plus the murderer and his prison buddies.
And, the McIntyre family, with their work colleagues and business partners.
Cleverly they all connect, leading to the gripping climax and the final unexpected twist.
I do rather like crime and murder stories and this one didn’t disappoint. However, a heads up as the murder scenes are quite graphic and it is not a book for the faint-hearted.
I have discovered some more books by this author that I now plan to read.
Thank you to Shawline Publishing Group and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to read this book.
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