Shadow by Maureen A. Miller

Shadow by Maureen A. MillerShadow by Maureen A. Miller
Series: Blue-Link #1
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on January 19th 2015
Pages: 292
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Sophie Diem's boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm and taking her investment money with him. As she seeks to rebuild her professional career she is distressed by the appearance of a stranger. The man keeps to the shadows, but he is definitely stalking her. In an attempt to flee him she accepts a job London. Surely crossing the Atlantic would be enough to deter her Shadow.
Glenn Barber is a desperate man. He sorely wants answers. The man that can supply them has gone missing, though. Now all Glenn can do is go after the next best thing, the man's former employee, Sophie Diem.
Sophie is shocked to spot her shadow in London. What she learns is that Glenn, the Shadow, is not a stalker, but rather her only protection. As her attraction to Glenn grows, together they conspire to locate her former boss and stop him before he can harm others.

The blurb made absolutely no sense to me at all, and really had to get my head around the idea that a stalkerish guy (who’s quite creepy in the beginning) is actually the hero-protagonist of the book. Things changed a quarter way through, when Glenn’s tragic story eventually unravelled through Maureen A Miller’s stylish, atmospheric and metaphor-laden writing that made this almost a noir-adventure tale. I loved so many things about this short book: the struggle and the torment that Glenn faced, how he clawed his way back to the light with Sophie’s help and Sophie’s eventual dependence on him.