The View from Rainshadow Bay

After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State.

My Review

I have read other books from this author and enjoyed them. Yet, this time, I was not feeling the magic. In fact, I found the story to be lackluster and the characters a bit dull. Although, if both of these elements had been better, then, I would be reading a different story. I truly wanted to like this book.

In the case of Shauna, I wanted her to show more emotions. Yeah, she blamed Zach for her husband's death but it seemed like she gave in too quickly to allowing him to help her. This is where Zach was almost too nice. I understand that he was very nice towards Shauna because he felt some guilt in the death of her husband but again, I wanted him as well to find the middle ground.

When it came to the mystery surrounding the real cause of Shauna's husband's death, the details get fuzzy. I agree with other readers on the inconsistently of the killer's actions. However, I don't really remember all that as it seemed I went from the beginning to the end with this book and the middle was fuzzy. Not in my opinion a great showing of the author's talent but I will still read more books from this author.

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