Release Date: December 1, 2014
My rating: 5 of 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Absolutely BRILLIANT read! Dark and edgy, TJ Hamilton will have you on the edge of your seat! Death’s Shadow is not to be missed!!!
I was intrigued by the smokey ballerinas on the cover of Death’s Shadow – my eldest daughter is heavily into ballet. So a story about Russian ballerina — count me in… I had no idea how intense this story would be.
T. J. Hamilton had my undivided attention from the first paragraph…WOW! Powerful stuff! Not knowing anything about the story prior to starting it, I could tell I was about to be taken on an emotional ride — and boy, was I right! There’s a warning in the beginning of the book about the subject matter, but never once did I feel like the author had taken it to far or was too graphic. Yes, some of the scenes are intense, and left me picking my jaw up off the ground, but every scene — every scenario was played out perfectly and tastefully. Still, the subject matter is touchy, nonetheless. It was great to read a book packed full of story.
Tatiana is such a complex character. I don’t think I was able to grasp how complex she was until I finished Death’s Shadow. Her story is gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring for what she has overcome in her young life. Yes, her story is fictional, but some of her life experiences could very well be pulled from the newspapers over the last few decades. There was a movie I watched years ago with Naomi Watts called Eastern Promises and there was a girl that reminded me of Tatiana.
Luka, I wanted so much more of Luka <3 For all the complications in his life, I felt how strongly he loved and wanted to protect Tatiana. Thank you Ms. Hamilton for giving Luka a voice, he wouldn’t have been the same.
All of the characters in this story were well-developed and well written. Even if their presence was only a short time, they left a mark in my mind.
If you love a darker read and are looking for something more than your standard romance, you need to add Death’s Shadow to your TBR. Nic