Shadow Cay by Leona Bodie ~ Book Review

Shadow Cay by Leona Bodie ~ Book Review

When the Nesbitts anchor in the Southern Bahamas one night in a moonlit cove, Madeleine discovers someone wants to make sure her family never makes it out of paradise alive. The double murder of her parents shatters the only security she’s ever known. Now thrust into a world of international intrigue, she vows to find answers before the killer returns for the next of kin. ‘Shadow Cay’ is a contemporary thriller about the bravery of those determined to fight injustice.

In My Opinion

I am sure there is a lot that can be said of Shadow Cay by Leona Bodie.  If nothing else, this story will provoke strong emotions and at times leave you breathless.  This book is not for the faint of heart.  There is suspense and drama and often time intense violence.

The vivid details bring all aspects of this story to life.  From the beautiful Bahamas to bright and flashy Miami, Leona Bodie has a talent for describing scenes through her words.  She also creates gripping suspense with those same skills, keeping the reader turning the pages to find out if Madeleine and Peter are successful in their efforts to stop Rico Salazar and the dangerous Colombian drug cartels.

The character development in Shadow Cay was rich and engaging.  I felt like I was able to know the characters intimately as the story progressed.  With a novel of this length, good character development is key to keep the reader involved.

The author’s use of dates to keep the storylines in focus was immensely helpful. The flashbacks and hopping between plots aid in the suspense but can get a bit confusing especially in the beginning while the author sets the stage for her thrilling climax.

I don’t tend to like violent novels.  I often read before bed and don’t like the imagery following me into sleep.  The suspense and intrigue in this novel make it worth getting through the violence to the thrilling conclusion. Great job, Leona!

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