After the Shadows is a book about overcoming your past in order to find hope for the future. It is also a book about relationships, good and evil ones, domestic abuse, true love, the Christian life and small-town living.
The main character in the book, Emily Leland, has to deal with trying to overcome her hurtful past while coping with many problems the present is enveloping her with, the biggest of which is her father’s death. The whole town believes her father committed suicide, but Emily is positive he didn’t, only she has no proof, and no one believes her.
This book is full of shadows, past and present, that need to be banished in order for Emily’s future to be seen as bright and sunny, and with the help of Craig Ferguson, the handsome new schoolteacher, she just may succeed.
I enjoyed reading this story as it was full of unexpected events and mysteries. If you enjoy trying to solve “who dun nit’s” you will enjoy this book as there are quite a few mysteries that need to be solved before the book’s end.
I received a copy of this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest, un-biased review. All thoughts and comments are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson