In Shadows by Sharon Sala #Suspense #BookReview

To protect her, he must remain a ghost…

Jack McCann has been in love with Shelly since they were teens. They married just out of college and right before he went to work as an undercover agent for the FBI. When he can, he slips away from his assignments to see her.

Jack has been undercover on his latest case for months, investigating a weapons-smuggling business. But just as the FBI is set to make the bust, Jack’s cover is blown. The last thing he feels as he crashes through a warehouse window and into the open water is a bullet piercing his back. The last thing he hears is Adam Wu promising to destroy everyone Jack loves.

Shelley’s worst nightmares come true when the FBI arrive at her doorstep to bring her the news. But she doesn’t know the truth: Jack survived the shooting and will do anything to keep his beloved wife safe—even if it means hiding in shadows…




Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 100 plus books in print under her name and her pen name, Dinah McCall. She is published in five different genres – Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, four-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA’s recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times , USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.


My Review

This book was a mixed bag for me.

It starts out with undercover FBI agent, Jack McCann sneaking home in the middle of an operation for a quickie with his wife, who obligingly opens her legs and says,

“Oh my God, oh my God.” Seconds later she was in her husband’s arms, returning kiss for kiss, pulling off his jacket as he removed his shoulder holster, unbuckling his belt so he could push the jeans down his legs.

Sala, Sharon. In Shadows . MIRA Books. Kindle Edition.

This is seconds after her house alarm sounds a warning that someone shut it off and a big, dark shadow of a man appears in the doorway. Now, I don’t know about you, but I would have freaked out and thrown a lamp at his head, at the very least.

The suspense amped up somewhat after this and there were a few page-flipping moments, but for me this book fell flat.

I give In Shadows three lovely kisses- Not her best.


  1. jenanita01 says:

    Shame… the theory sounded great!

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    1. Ys, I was looking forward to a good read.

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  2. Mae Clair says:

    Yeah. That beginning would be tough to overcome.

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    1. It was. I love romance, but that was too unrealistic for my taste.

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Ha well not every book can be a winner Jacquie …

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    1. Lol, that’s true. I normally only post 4 star and up reviews, but thought readers should know what to expect from this story.
      Have a great week, Sophie!


  4. Staci Troilo says:

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I was really taken in by the cover and the description.

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    1. I’ve wanted to read a Sharon Sala book for a long time. I’m disappointed this one didn’t measure up to expectations, but will try her again another time 🙂

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  5. The blurb really sounded good, Jacquie. What a disappointment.

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    1. It really was. I tried to give it a solid try, but it just didn’t measure up.

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