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Soul and Shadow
A Lily Evans Mystery
Written by Susan J. McLeodGenre: Historical Mystery
Ashley S.'s Review
This book seemingly follows the lives of tow different woman. One- Lily- an Egyptologist and the other Amisihathor- a long- dead Egyptian priestess. Lily's life takes a complicated turn when an archaeologist discovers the tomb of the priestess and Lily is called in to help. Throw in a romance with the archaeologist's grandson, and her silly best friend and you have a book I literally could not put down.
I have a bit of a history geek hiding inside me somewhere and Egypt is such a unique and fascinating time period. I are all of the Egyptian aspects of the novel up. The mixture of paranormal aspects- Lily's visions- mixed in made it that much more awesome. I especially loved the mystery surrounding the man in the tomb with the priestess. That was a lot of fun trying to decipher.
Lily herself was a pretty solid and fascinating characters. I enjoyed her interactions with her boss, best friend, and even her cat. However, Kent was pretty adorable. At first, their romance or whatever it was, moved a little too fast, but it leveled out to a better pace that I greatly enjoyed exploring. Hehe. And while I am not much of a fan of triangles, I enjoyed watching Lily try to scramble and deal with her growing feelings for Kent and her confusion over Stephen being back in town.
The book was a very fast and entertaining read. I loved the way the author intertwined the two centuries. There were some crazy twists that threw me for a loop, but I had to keep reading. It really was a very beautiful, well- developed story and I cannot wait to see what happens to Lily in the next book. There are so many questions that need to be answered!
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