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THIS MONTH'S SELECTION:
On a sultry summer’s day in 1980, five friends stumble upon an abandoned lakeside cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. For Kat and her housemates, it offers an escape, a chance to drop out for a while. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise and when an unexpected visitor appears at their door, nothing will be the same again. Three decades later, Lila arrives at the same remote cottage. With her marriage in crisis, she finds solace in renovating the tumbledown house. Little by little she wonders about the previous inhabitants. How did they manage in such isolation? And why did they leave in such a hurry, with their belongings still strewn about? Most disturbing of all, why can’t she shake the feeling that someone might be watching her? THE SHADOW YEAR is a mesmerizing story of tragedy, lies and betrayal.
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The Shadow Year is quite the page turner. There is so much packed into this 383 page book. You have relationships that get fractured and how when trying to put them back together even the best intentions can steer off track. You have deceit, which sets the stage for intrigue and menace. You have compelling characters and an interesting setting. You have a richness in both the past and present story lines and when woven together you have an outright enjoyable, page turner of a read! 4 stars