Shadow Woman: A Novel

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Random House Incorporated, Jan 1, 2013 - Fiction - 319 pages
30 Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue . . . and memories that can kill.

SHADOW WOMAN

Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

Strange memories soon begin to surface and, along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn't a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she's being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What's more, she can elude surveillance—like a trained agent.

Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help—but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn't trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.

Praise for Shadow Woman

“Dazzling . . . From the opening line, [Shadow Woman] will grab readers and take them on an exhilarating and terrifying adventure!”—RT Book Reviews

“Fast-paced, intricately detailed romantic suspense . . . Readers won't want to put it down until the extraordinary conclusion. . . . Highly recommended.”—Fresh Fiction

“An intriguing plot and captivating characters [with] lots of drama, tension, intrigue and suspense.”—The Star-Ledger
  

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

This story had a good premise but the plot advanced way too slow with lots of speculation until about halfway when things picked up and it got rather exciting. Lizzette wakes up to find her face isn't hers and she doesn't know that Xavier has been monitoring her every movement. Read full review

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User Review  - PitcherBooks - LibraryThing

Good idea, poor execution. Amnesiac woman starts recalling bits & pieces of her past. Who is she? How and why did she lose her memories? Wet dreams and other unrealistic yet somehow boring sex scenes ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
21
Section 3
28
Section 4
35
Section 5
44
Section 6
51
Section 7
62
Section 8
71
Section 17
163
Section 18
174
Section 19
189
Section 20
207
Section 21
218
Section 22
233
Section 23
244
Section 24
252

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
101
Section 12
108
Section 13
118
Section 14
138
Section 15
146
Section 16
150
Section 25
265
Section 26
278
Section 27
283
Section 28
292
Section 29
305
Section 30
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About the author (2013)

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Shadow Woman, Prey, Veil of Night, Ice, Burn, Death Angel, Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, All the Queen's Men, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning, and co-author (with Linda Jones) of Blood Born and Running Wild. She lives in Alabama with her husband and a golden retriever.

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