Magic in the Shadows

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Penguin Books, Limited, May 10, 2012 - Beckstrom, Allie (Fictitious character) - 384 pages
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'Every time you use magic, it uses you back. Sure, you could magic yourself a photographic memory for that big test, for that big interview, for that big stock market job. And all it cost you was a nice case of liver failure. Or the memory of your lover's name.'

Magic is Allie Beckstom's blessing and curse. As a Hound, she uses her gifts to track down practitioners who abuse their power, and then stops them from inflicting harm on unsuspecting innocents. Unfortunately her spells have taken a toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories - including those of the man she loves.

But lost memories aren't the only things preying on Allie's thoughts. Her late father, a prominent businessman - and sorcerer - has somehow channeled himself into her mind. With the help of the Authority, a secret organization of magic users, she hopes to gain better control over her own abilities - and find a way to deal with her father . . .

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User Review  - mamaove - LibraryThing

Third book in the series and I am still not sure I like it. It is bad when my favorite characters are her gargoyle, Stone and Shamus Flynn. At least these two show some semblance of a personality ... Read full review

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User Review  - MlleEhreen - LibraryThing

Is it strange that I'm knee-deep in this series and one of my most prominent, recurring thoughts is, "Argh, Allie, buy a car already!" I mean, the girl is a billionaire or near enough to it - even if ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by colourful and numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. Her previous books in the Allie Beckstrom series, Magic to the Bone and Magic in the Blood are also published by Penguin. Visit her on the web at

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