Two hundred years ago, the path of human history took a frightening turn. But the event was carefully hidden from the world....until now.
Young Sarah was devastated following the loss of her mother. At just six years old, she was now alone and very confused. She had no idea that the young, newly assigned social worker on the other side of the glass would become the hero she needed. Neither of them did.
Christine Rose's smile through the window was a nervous one. It was her first case and no one knew yet just how special Sarah really was. But Christine was about to find out, including the terrible reason behind her mother's death.
The time had finally come. After being hidden for centuries, the world's most devastating secret was now being exposed. And with it, a chain reaction as far reaching as anyone could imagine.
But one individual could still change the outcome. From the halls of Washington D.C., to the Vatican, to the deserted Nazi bunkers of Argentina, Christine would ultimately be left with just one goal ... keeping Sarah alive.
And what Christine doesn't yet know is she isn't the only one on Sarah's side.
©2013 Michael C. Grumley (P)2015 Podium Publishing
My favourite authors include: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, David Weber, Lois McMaster Bujold, Georgette Heyer, Ben Aaronovitch, J D Robb.
Frankly, it felt like a con. A good thriller suddenly turned into a religious tract. I feel cheated. This is not what I expected - or wanted - at all.
Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator and does a great job, but I will avoid this author in future.
I love listening to books and enjoy a great listening experience. I listen to a huge amount of books and love it!
The narrator is excellent that is the reason I initially looked at this book she's very good. The book intrigued me and it's comparison to the da Vinci code type thriller lives up to the hype! I hope there will be a sequel!
"Carrying the ability to suspend disbelief too far"
This is my 4th Michael C Grumley novel. I liked his Breakthrough and Leap novels which include both ESP and verbal communication between humans and dolphins. Amid the Shadows goes beyond that to the point that the entire novel is based on the paranormal, specifically the supernatural. That is outside my area of knowledge and interest. I did listen to the entire novel and I found the plot mildly interesting. Had this been my first Grumley novel it would have been my last.
"could not put it down!"
An edge of your seat book!!! I never wanted to stop listening, incredible story development!
narrator performance better than most
This was a fun book. I loved the Breakthrough series so snatched this. I like the author's style and this book like his others was fun. While it got a little bogged down at the end I still enjoyed it a lot. Look forward to more from this author. He has quite an imagination!
"Hold on to your hat"
Very different book , not what I normally would listen to . It is a great thriller but also has a very interesting twist and surprise characters . Has some religious undertones , that actually made you think ?
Did not want to stop listing , felt pulled in with a lot of surprises and suspense..
No ,but I will in the future
No , it felt like I just listened to a great book and absolutely wanting more.
"Really Really Good...But"
Really enjoyed reading it and made time for listening even when other things needed to be done. I only wish it didn't "wrap up" so quickly at the end. The last five or six chapters were short and made me feel the author just wanted to end.
"I loved it with my mind, and then my heart."
I'm a reader of hard science fiction, stories for thinking out of the box, and a love of philosophy
"Just didn't care for the "God" stuff"
Almost too many characters to follow easily especially in the beginning. was intrigued by the mystery but turned off a little by the religious / spiritual side of the story. spoiler alert: the world is going downhill because God is too busy. that's sort of sums it up for me.
"Nothing like his last book :("
I pre-ordered this because I loved his other novel "Breakthrough" so much. This was so meh. Nothing sci fi, more like a small bit of fantasy in a typical crime novel.
I just loved everything about this book. The storyline, it's flow, the twists. Narration was spot on too. I'm hooked on Grumley.
I enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns and an exciting read! It deals with interesting ideas on God, the world and history,
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