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Book Review: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Greetings My Peoples!

It’s Monday so that’s means that it’s time once again for me to do a book review. 

So here’s how this works.  I rate books on a scale of coffee cups….because I love coffee.  Also there will be no spoilers in these reviews.

0 cups= I hated it/couldn’t finish

1 cup= did like but finished bc I’m stubborn

2 cups= meh

3 cups= Not the best but interesting enough to finish

4 cups= I really like it.  


Rating: 4 Cups

General Overview:

Verity Gray is an archaeologist who gets summoned to a sleepy fishing town the Scottish highlands by her slightly eccentric boss who has been looking for the lost Ninth Roman Legion for decades. On the way to the dig sight she runs into a charming Scotsman because you can’t have a story in the highlands without a hansom Scott. As it turns out, her boss started the dig not because anyone found a clue but because a little boy has claimed to see ghosts. Naturally, Verity gets upset but she also gets drawn into a situation that is part crime novel and part supernatural. And it could just cost her life if she’s not careful.

My Thoughts:

I’ve read Susanna’s other books and loved them.  This one is no different.  I honestly didn’t know how this story was going to end.  I think I read it in one day without meaning to.  It starts out a bit slow but that’s where the author is so clever.  She lulls you into thinking that it’s going to be a slow book and then she slyly starts throwing things your way, slowly hooking you without you realizing it.  I know her style and it still gets me every time.  There is a bit of romance in this book but it’s not the main drive.  It does feel natural given what happens throughout the story and you really root for them in the end.  And speaking of the end, the ending of this book is (to me) bittersweet.  Things are finally brought to light but not everyone comes out alright in the end.

Reread factor:

Definitely one that I would read again.  It’s not a story that grabs you by the collar and drags you through to the end.  This is a story that slowly ensnares you until you’re left sitting there wondering where did the day go.









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