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Shadows of New York, Book 2
Series: Shadows of New York, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins

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From the Amazon Charts best-selling author of One Small Sacrifice, a gripping mystery about a sinister murder that everyone wants to stay buried - except one dogged NYPD detective.

Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, she’s built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets she’ll do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off - but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to.

When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home - shot through the heart - everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jo’s sister dying a year earlier?

Something’s not right, and it’s up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost.

©2020 Hilary Davidson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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“A blackmail plot produces complications upon complications in a story of sex trafficking, class wars, and stolen identities. [A] satisfying page-turner.” --Kirkus Reviews

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  • HollyShort
  • 17-02-20

Excellent Audible and a Good Mystery

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. The characters of the main detectives are believable and relatable. After reading the first book, I feel like I'm getting to know them and enjoyed learning just a bit about their lives outside of the job. Glad there wasn't so much of that to distract from the story, but just enough to see how it impacts their jobs and actions as detectives. I was happy to see some examples of how our culture affects our perception of race, sex, class, etc. Without being hit over the head with a preachy agenda. This was subtle as it affects the story.

This was told through the four main characters ' points of view. The four narrators are well-chosen and easy to distinguish. It helps to make the story both clearer and deepens the mystery, if that makes sense. I particularly enjoyed the voice of the female detective.

I'm avoiding too much information here, because this book is just too good to spoil. If you enjoy police, detective, or mystery stories, you'll like this. The ending is satisfying but realistic. I recommend both books in the series so far. I think this one is a little better than the first because we know more about the detectives. It's on kindle unlimited but worth the price of credit if you don't have that. I shouldn't have waited so long to download and recommend you don't wait.