The Shadow Man (Free E–pub) ´ Helen Fields
Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts gHe s the shadow of a man and yet he s strong enough to capture his victims How does he do itHelen Fields hasiven us a uite dark and disturbing tale One that for the most part kept me entertained A woman Elspeth has been abducted and to find her Connie Woolwine an American forensic psychologist and detective Brodie Baarda have teamed up Connie is making a profile of the psychopath and soon she learns that the body of a woman named Angela has a connection with Elspeth s abduction Connie knows there has to be a reason for these women to be selected She and Baarda know time is running out Will they find her in timeThe Shadow Man had some uite Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind gruesome scenes that made my stomach ueazy My imagination ran wild with all the things The Shadow Man did Same with some of the discoveries that were described The last showdown was terrifying Connie was areat character Someone smart unflappable and resourceful I will like to see her back with Baarda for another investigation Cliffhanger No35 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Avon Books UK via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewMrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram American profiler and forensic psychologist Connie Woodwine and DI Brodie Baarda from the Met Ops Team are assisting the Edinburgh based Police Scotland team following the disappearance of Elspeth Dunwoody this is followed by further disappearances and this the hunt is on for The Shadow Man Wow That start Talk about perch on the edge of your seat hardly daring to breathe as the nightmare unfolds 0 to 60 in a nanosecond I think it s fair to say that Helen Fields has my attention immediately Woodwine and Baarda make a fantastic team they re yin and yang as they try to track down a horrifyingly mentally ill delusional and demonic monster The interaction between them works so well Connie is straight talking shoot from the lips and Baarda is ever polite but there is sharp Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus good humour between them which works really well and relieves tension The victims actions are interesting and I don t want toive much away but one of them proves to be both brave and resourceful There s desperation shocks by the bucketload as a maniacal fantasy is constructed It s creepy houlish shivers up the spine and jaw dropping in intensity Thankfully the pace alters and ives you time to catch your breath before your head explodes and then builds up again The end what can I say except it s beyond tense it s tragic and sad I love the ultimate finale with Connie and Baarda and I sincerely hope that the author does not confine them to a one off They are tremendous characters I d love to read what they do next Overall I think you can tell I think this book is ood It s ritty dark so well written the plot is well paced and you have no idea what is oing to happen next It has some very original and creative elements that add an extra dimension to the storyline original and creative elements that add an extra dimension to the storyline is Helen Fields best book so far in my opinion Highly recommended With thanks to NetGalley and especially to Avon Books for the much appreciated arc in return for an honest review 35
STARS FOR THE BOOK5 STARS FOR THE COVERHE COLLECTS for the book5 stars for the coverHe collects victimsbut why To what end What is he collecting them for What is his master planElspeth is taken first then Meggy and finally Xavier Why Why them He takes them but keeps themhmmm He has issues as kidnappers and killers do but is there something else oing on here Man I was scratching my head trying to figure out what was driving the Shadow Man He ives us clues little limpses but in the end it all comes together in that perfect aha moment Plus that house It had me stretching my mind muscles to try and figure it out It felt like a maze levels things under the floors etc I thought he must have them in the house but then they say is he coming up Made me think of the movie The People under the Stairs Not the storyline but the house The best part of the book was Connie Woolwine an American forensic psychologist A woman after my own heart I loved her She is smart crafty and determined She has a uniue way of looking at things and is soon on the hunt Her scenes and those with Brodie Baarda a London detective are what really made the book for me There were times in the book that my attention wavered and I would lose interest but not her parts I loved that the Author had both readers and Connie learning things about the Shadow man at the same time Of course we do know what is happening to the three kidnapped victims and that makes it fun to watch Connie and Baarda try and find themI waivered back and forth with my rating as there were times my attention lagged There were parts that were slow but I am lad I hung in there as the ending makes up for it I hope to see Connie and possibly Baarda in future books putting that out there with fingers crossed hoping and wishing There was
part at the end that had me Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION gasp out loud I do not do eye stuff saying My advice is if thisets slow for you or does not seem to be working in the beginning hang in there It all comes together in the end The killer is not like others who have read before When you learn everything you learn about him will your thoughts on him change Will it all make sense this had me rabbing my DSM 5 at ligh. The brand new crime thriller from the bestselling author of the Perfect series – Helen Fields is back with her first stand alone novelHe collects his victims But he doesn’t keep them safeElspeth Meggy and Xavier are locked in a fl. .
a part at the end that had me asp out loud I do not do eye stuff
Shadow Man is IMPRESSIVE These are my reasons for why it deserves five stars Connie s character You know how sometimes a character will have a profession that s irrelevant because it s not part of the story s plot Not the case here Connie s a psychologist and it shows all throughout the book She s often analyzing people s behavior There was a couple of times I thought the author was adding things to impress me with her knowledge of the subject but that was fine with me because I WAS impressed Meggy s character She s 12 A difficult age for an author to write as The kid usually sounds like an immature adult or an annoying child but here it was convincing The final scene TERRIFYING I was enuinely scared Fergus character He s crazy but it Mesagerul goes beyond that He has an actual diagnosis and his behaviour realistically follows the symptoms of his condition Field s is even ballsy enough to write from his POV at times and it s brilliant To me in a crowd of similar books this one stands out A thriller based around three people kidnapped in Edinburgh by a mentally distorted man who keeps them in order to create a world of his own A female profiler is on a mission to find the kidnapper before it is too lateThis book was a little of a let down to me as I did not feel any thrill or suspense while listening to it uite the contrary there were some moments I was unable to find a character or their actions believable The only box with a tick was the narration Both narrators do arand job and they definitely add uality to this bookMany thanks to Helen Fields Harper Collins UK Audio and NetGalley for the audio version of the book in exchange for my honest review A dark Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens gory and horrifying tale unlike any other I ve read He collects his victims but doesn t keep them safe3 victimsA detective and a forensic psychologistAnd the Shadow manWhy is he collecting peopleWhat does he wantWill it be too lateWooooah my heart was still thudding hard ages after I finished this book The ending made me feel so stressed and claustrophobic This book wasn t at all what I thought it wasoing to be it was certainly different and uniue with a very strange character in There were some proper shocking moments and it is definitely not for the faint hearted I loved the writing I constantly had a sense of time running out and really felt panic towards the end so the tension was perfectly written It was so dark and ritty and I could visualise Edinburgh and all the risly details I think if this was a film or tv show I would have been hiding behind a cushionI loved Connie the American forensic psychologist she was a What Am I Doing with My Life?: And other late night internet searches answered by the great philosophers great character She was the kind of strong no nonsense blunt character that I like to see in these kind of books She had areat backstory and her role was really well written She was definitely my favourite character but I also loved detective Brodie Baarda he was a real surprise They had a reat relationship and worked well together I enjoyed thatI loved Meggy What a *strong and resourceful irl I could only wish to be as brave as her in those awful circumstancesThere * and resourceful irl I could only wish to be as brave as her in those awful circumstancesThere some utterly horrifying scenes and although some might not I appreciated the detail I am not oing to say any about the plot because it would be better to o in not knowing much then it can confuse upset terrify and surprise you tooThe Shadow Man felt well Researched From The Police Procedural Side To from the police procedural side to forensic side to the victims and even the shadow man himself As Helen Fields mentioned in her acknowledgments she had insider knowledge through contacts at the FBI and you could tellI think the creepiest part for me was having some of the shadow man s POV thrown in here and there it sickened me but also made me feel pity fear and horrorThe only drawbacks for me were that I couldn t really visualise the house which the victims were locked up in it was too complex for my mind ha ha Some parts felt a little slow towards the start too but I recommend sticking with it to et to the insane and fast paced partsThis was my first book by Helen Fields and she has a hella dark mind I loved itAvailable now Many thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest view Anyone familiar with my taste in books knows I prefer my thrillers a bit on the darker sideCareful what
you wish forthis is one over the top wicked read Who knows what evil lurks wish forthis is one over the top wicked read Who knows what evil lurks the hearts of man The Shadow knows The shadow man has an agenda He s on the prowl for the perfect victims to meet his objective What is that you may ask Come on now you know I can t tell youthat would spoil the funConnie is a forensic psychologist brought in from the US to aid the local Scotland police Connie is no wall flower and her methods are let s just say out of the ordinary But yet I loved her She s tough as nails and won t hesitate to o toe to toe with anyoneCan her expertise help find The Shadow Man before time runs out This was my first read from Helen Fields and jumped at the chance to read this one I am thoroughly hooked and planning to o back and read her series which looks eually chillingA buddy read with Susanne that left us in opposite sides of the bookshelf But that made it even fun to readPosted to you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK. Even if it means uncovering a very dark truth Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare He’s all too real And he’s watching Helen Fields is back with a heart pounding new book perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Stuart MacBri. Tning speed Intriguing indeed Overall an enjoyable read that has me wanting of Connie Woolwine Thank you to Avon Books UK and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own This is a Mystery Thriller The beginning is weird because you start out by seeing the killers point of view and you are dropped into a very weird and drama filled point without any back story I have to say to me that made me want to keep reading but I can see that will upset someone people which is why I am including it in my review The book is told by many of the characters and the book jumps between different characters points of views I enjoyed seeing the book for different characters points of view This thriller kept me Heads of the Colored People guessing for the beginning and it was very scary at points for me I really loved this story I have to say there was not a ton of twists and turns in this thriller but instead there is a built up there kept youuessing until everything just boiled over I have to say the ending was ok but it was not Dont You Dare Give Up great I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher Avon or author Helen Fields via NetGalley so I canive honest review about how I feel about this book I want to send a big Thank you to them for that EXCERPT A sleeping woman watched over by the stranger who had hidden for hours in the shadowed bay of her bedroom curtains That s all there was to the scene He was a spider patient and unmoving poised to drop and stun his prey There was no malice to it only need ABOUT THE SHADOW MAN He collects his victims But he doesn t keep them safeElspeth Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat They don t know where they are and they don t know why they re there They only know that the shadow man has taken them and he won t let them o Desperate to escape the three of them must find a way out of their living hell even if it means uncovering a very dark truth Because the shadow man isn t a nightmare He s all too real And he s watchingMY THOUGHTS Chilling and creepy I did a readlisten o Delusion The Shadow Man is a uniue crime thriller spiced with supernatural undertones and a horror scene waiting to befall those caught in a killer s path The hunt for the Shadow Man is a formidable investigative task as his kidnapped victims share no similarities and whose lives have nothing in commonEven though the Shadow Man is planning to kidnap with meticulously researched precision it doesn t stop the death toll mounting with collateral damage The kidnapped victims include a woman Elspeth a man Xavier and a young irl Meggy His sinister plan for them has a very disturbing purpose and they start to discover hidden secrets in the building where they are held captive and they haven t been the first The Shadow Man Himself Is Emaciated Looking Yet Has An is emaciated looking yet has an strength that belies his appearance Initially I felt this was a major plot hole but you must let the supernatural element play out for the truth to be revealed In saying that it still never sat right with me and does stretch the believability stakesThe diversity of the kidnapped victims is impressive how their personalities change and how their relationships evolve due to their ordeal is extremely well drawn The threats on them and the fear of vicious retribution should they displease him or if he tires of them keeps the suspense in top ear Following the murder of Angela and the kidnap of Elspeth an American forensic psychologist Dr Connie Woodwine and London Met DI Brodie Baarda are brought in to assist Police Scotland in the investigation Connie utilises her profiling skills to et inside the mind of the kidnapperkiller and has a very straight talking fearless style to her demeanour Baarda is reserved by the book but has marital issues that Connie jumps on The male female police partnership format in police crime thrillers is a standard formula and one of the major aspects by which the story will stand or fall will be how their relationship and personalities blend In Helen Fields book she crafts compelling characters with fascinating characteristics and interesting backgrounds although I would like to see Baarda developed and commanding of the storyline I can see this team working in a seriesIn the first half of the book certain aspects of the narrative challenge the believability of the story and not all Of Them Dispelled them are dispelled the second half momentum of the story does not waver from the very first page to the last and the suspense danger terror frustration and pressure to solve the case before the killer concludes his plan creates an engrossing and entertaining story I would recommend this book and I would like to thank Avon Books and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of the audiobook in return for an honest review I m surprised by how shockingly GOOD this book is It follows forensic psychologist Connie who s teamed up with Detective Baarda to locate kidnap victim Elspeth Elspeth s been taken by mentally ill Fergus and it s a race against time to save her To me that premise isn t uniue I think I ve read four books this year where a bad uy keeps a woman prisoner That s why I wasn t expecting to be WOWed with this one I was wrong The. At They don’t know where they are and they don’t know why they’re there They only know that the shadow man has taken them and he won’t let them o Desperate to escape the three of them must find a way out of their living hell. ,