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I started to read Shadows Lost by M J Rutter and was considering putting it down again. It started to talk about her characters in the here and now and then had extensive flashbacks to the past. Their early teens to be exact. I'm not a fan of reading about being a teenager. Reading YA just isn't my thing.
The story telling was so vivid and engrossing I couldn't put it down. It just wasn't possible. I had to see what would happen next. You become so attached to the main character Andi that you have to see how she grows and develops and changes. The flashbacks also give you an understanding to all the characters and how they turned out and why.
All the characters are flawed and sometimes I found myself yelling at them to shut up, or don't do that please. I love that they are flawed and there are reasons for those flaws. I love that some try to redeem themselves and some just keep going around hoping for a different outcome. It makes you care about them more.
All the people who populate this world are 3-D. The main characters and the supporters. I once woke up in the middle of the night because it was getting to a really good part and I couldn't stop thinking about it.
If you are looking for a lot of sex in your romance books, this book doesn't have it, but it doesn't need it. This book is not YA. Its not just romance, its also a mystery, with a twist. What more could a reader want?
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