Shadows and Lies, Gerald W. Darnell

Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
What happens when a rich client, three beautiful women, a shifty businessman, a gambler and a missing spouse are all suspected of murder? The results are a merry-go-round of shadows and lies in a house of cards with clues almost as old as Carson.
Greed, blackmail, infidelity, murder, serial killers and a twenty-year-old crime spin a tale that is practically unbelievable – with the truth masked behind a story that nobody wants told.
This old fashion ‘whodunit’ takes Carson Reno and his crew on a complicated adventure, which has too many victims and too many suspects.
Come along and help Carson find the clues and discover the truth as he tries to make sense of all the
Shadows and Lies.

Shadows and Lies is a thrilling, captivating, crime novel that kept me entertained as well as hooked from the very first page. This is the first time I have read a book from the excellent author of this book that is Gerald W. Darnell, however upon finishing this book it is clear to me that he is a well-accomplished, talented author whos fantastic crime books/series stands out amongst the genre! Shadows and Lies is a compelling piece of crime fiction, it has all the right attributes that make an incredible piece of crime fiction, so already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book and the rest of his!

Shadows and Lies is a detective crime mystery that follows a genius detective named Carson Rene (what a brilliant name!), Carson is an experienced, well-accomplished detective who very early on in the novel is hired to solve a case of a missing wife. However, this case is more complicated than it first seems as this wife is the third wife of Brigham Dumont and his previous two wifes died mysteriously. This is the premise of this enthralling piece of fiction.

This incredible book weaves a thrilling mystery with death, fame, money and ties it up with twists and turns galore. The twists alone will keep the reader engrossed from beginning to end; they are perfectly timed and in no way predictable which is crucial for me. I loved everything about this book, the characters, in particular, were fantastic; detective novels are everywhere, so it is hard for one to stand out. However, Shadows and Lies does just this thanks to the novels, incredible protagonist. Carson is a unique character whose narrative leaps off the page; I looked forward to being reunited with his narrative when I had to put this book down. I wanted to follow him on his journey to solve this mystery which so perfectly unravels from page to page. It is an exciting, action adventure novel that will surely keep the reader entertained from one page to the next.

The author of this brilliant novel Darnell is a talented author who has written an excellent crime fiction book that is now one of my favorites. His vivid descriptions of Memphis Tennessee, (the setting in which this book is) is simply exquisite. His perfect descriptions made me visualize the settings with ease and not just the general background of Memphis but also the hotel lobby which features heavily in this book as well as Carson’s detective novel. He grasped my attention with these descriptions as well as his first-person narrative and let’s not forget the numerous clues laced throughout! Shadows and Lies indeed is a brilliant novel, and so I have to rate this book Five Stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Shadows and Lies; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

Goodbye for now book lovers,   

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!  

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Thank you Aimee for this wonderful review. I hope everyone will enjoy Carson’s latest adventure.

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