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December 9, 2016

Review: A Darker Shore



proudly present


A Lady Evelyn Mystery
Book Two
Malia Zaidi
 December 5 – January 13!

Inside the Book

Title: A Darker Shore
Author: Malia Zaldi
Publisher: Bookbaby
Pages: 400
Genre: Historical Mystery
1926: A year has passed since the events of “A Poisonous Journey” and Lady Evelyn has made a home for herself in Greece, living with her cousin, Briony, her husband, Jeffrey and Daniel Harper. Disturbing this island idyll is a letter, which arrives from France with troubling information about the Daniel’s long-believed-dead brother, Henry. A new journey awaits! With the shadows of the Great War reaching out, Lady Evelyn and Daniel voyage to Amiens in Northern France with the aim of discovering the truth behind the ominous letter. Upon their arrival, they are met not with clarity but rather with crime. Murder, to be precise. Is it linked to their presence in France, or even worse, to Henry himself?  Evelyn and Daniel must confront their history as they try to make sense of the present before the killer can strike again, and the secrets of the past are lost forever.



Meet the Author

Malia Zaidi is the author of A POISONOUS JOURNEY. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, and studied at English at Oxford University. Having grown up in Germany, she currently lives in Washington DC, though through her love of reading, she resides, vicariously in countries throughout the world. A POISONOUS JOURNEY is her first book in the Lady Evelyn mysteries series. The sequel, A DARKER SHORE, is her latest novel.


                                MY THOUGHTS


Murder seems to follow Lady Evelyn everywhere she goes.   Even though the plot is murder, the author gives the reader much to enjoy, that is entertaining and much to put the mind to work trying to solve the crime (crimes).  The year is 1926, being a year since Lady Evelyn went to Greece to live with her cousin, Briony, her husband, Jeffrey and Daniel Harper.     A year has passed since the events of "A Poisonous Journey".   Everything seems to be going great until..... A letter arrives from France about Daniel's brother, Henry, who has been dead for years.  What  does this mysterious letter have to do with Henry?    Just about the time you think you have solved the mystery, the page turns.... and your theory falls apart.  Evelyn and Daniel take off to France in search of answers but when they arrive, more questions arrive.  They haven't even had a chance to look into the mysterious letter when they are faced with another murder.  Will Daniel and Lady Evelyn be able to solve the mysteries?  Will the murderer be stopped before another victim is taken?  The author gives you much to think about while you are being entertained.  She gives such vivid descriptions of the settings that you can picture them in your eyes.  Lady Evelyn seems to have a shadow of murder that follows her where ever she goes.  The reader is kept in suspense until the end. The end leaves you wanting to know what will be next on Lady Evelyn's journeys.  What murder will take place next? From "A Poisonous Journey" to "A Darker Shore" the author delights with vivid scenery, detailed characters and action packed mysteries.  What will the next book bring?   Will the shadow come forth and another murder committed?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.

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 I would give this book  4 STARS. 

  Tour Schedule

Tuesday, December 6 – Book Review at Books Dreams Life
Wednesday, December 7 – Book Featured at Booklover Sue
Thursday, December 8 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Friday, December 9 – Book Review at Books Reviews ETC.
Friday, December 9 – Book Featured at Readsalot
Friday, December 9 – Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Monday, December 12 – Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Tuesday, December 13 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, December 14 – Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author
Thursday, December 15 – Book Review at Laura’s Interests
Friday, December 16 – Interview at My Bookish Pleasures
Thursday, January 5 – Book Review at Queen of All She Reads
Friday, January 6 – Interview at The Literary Nook
Monday, January 9 – Book Featured at StoryBook Reviews
Wednesday, January 11 – Interview at I’m Shelfish
Friday, January 13 – Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

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