Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shadows Deep (Shadows #2) - Cege Smith

Happy Halloween and a blessed Samhain! I decided I'd review a horror novel, in honor of the day.
I remember thinking as I read this book that Smith was hitting her stride.

The premise of the trilogy is this: Ellie has been numb ever since divorcing her husband Jake. Her friends encourage her attraction to David, the handsome new doctor in town, and indeed, he seems like the perfect man.  But then the two of them are trapped in a local mansion by a creepy entity.

In Shadows Deep, we learn more about the mansion and its role as a way station for the dead. Ellie meets a woman named Lucy, who provides her with companionship, as well as useful information about the demonic entity that has trapped them all. Ellie also learns she didn't meet David by chance -- and David learns he's not who he thought he was.

Turns out I reviewed this one on Goodreads! Here's what I had to say after I finished it last year:
Ellie is beginning to understand what she's gotten both herself and her boyfriend David into. Now, she must learn about her role in the shadow realm, relying on her new friend, Lucy, for guidance. But can Lucy be trusted? For that matter, can David be trusted? He doesn't always act like the man Ellie fell in love with....

I very much enjoyed Cege Smith's latest "Shadows" book and am looking forward to the next one.
Veiled Shadows is the name of the third and final book. Note to self: Pick this one up. I want to see how it all ends.