Shadow of the Gypsy

Shadow of the Gypsy by Shelly Frome is the story of Josh Barlett, who witnessed a crime at the age of 12 and was forced to leave his home in order to protect his life, and ever since then, he has constantly been running away from his past. Now he is a 35-year-old reporter in the local newspaper who lives a dull life in blue mountain ridges. However, all that would end soon, and Josh would finally return to his hometown after all these years. The plan is to reunite with his high school sweetheart Molly. That is until his past catches up with him, and a Russian spy- Zharko, finally finds him. Now Josh is forced to participate in a Russian mob’s crime because of a debt owed from his childhood.

Author Shelly Frome has yet again come up with a mysterious story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Shadow of the Gypsy is the perfect combination of crime and mystery. Frome has written a breathtaking story that is guaranteed to startle the readers. He has written strong characters whose personal goals intertwine with each other throughout the book. When Josh is forced to participate in a crime, he has two choices. Either he can run from his past again or defeat it! Josh’s journey of fighting life and death consequences will leave the reader in awe. It was genuinely intriguing how Josh didn’t only report the crime but became a part of it.

The story is set in the blue ridge mountains, and with Shelly’s wonderful description of the surroundings, readers can visualize the book perfectly. Interesting side characters like Josh’s neighbors are also introduced who love his boy-next-door personality, which readers may find charming too.

The suspenseful question remains until the very last page whether Josh will defeat his past, or will his past take the best of him? This novel has excellent dialogue writing and well-developed plot twists making for a delightful read.

Pages: 280 | ASIN : B09HST8WP5

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Posted on July 20, 2022, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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