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Murder in Shadow Series New Scotland Yard Doyle and Acton 5Publication Date 8 27 17Another exciting addition to the Acton and Doyle series The characters keep growing and evolving with each new book and the stories just keep getting better and better This book will keep you up all night because you just can t put it down for wondering what will happen next and what Acton is up to because you just know he is up to something I love that this author is so adept at showing Acton s darkness and Doyle s sunny, Series New Scotland Yard Doyle and Acton 5Publication Date 8 27 17Another exciting addition to the Acton and Doyle series The characters keep growing and evolving with each new book and the stories just keep getting better and better This book will keep you up all night because you just can t put it down for wondering what will happen next and what Acton is up to because you just know he is up to something I love that this author is so adept at showing Acton s darkness and Doyle s sunny, bright light Yes, Acton is dark, controlling and manipulative, yet he truly loves Doyle and does all he can to care for and protect her The story starts with Doyle being forced to be the lead on a murder case because both Acton and Williams are mysteriously otherwise occupied What are they doing What giant game of chess does Acton have going and will he survive it There are so very many clues and so much confusion surrounding the case that Doyle just can t make any headway What will she do Can she actually solve the case on her own There are so many twists and turns that you ll just have to read the story for yourself to see what happens I can tell you that it is intriguing, interesting, exciting and just plain riveting I highly recommend it for a great read I requested and received this e book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher It seemed a little strange, that Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle wound up being the ranking officer on this particular homicide scene It was true that DCI Acton was off somewhere, testifying, and DI Williams was chasing down witnesses on the latest Santeria murder, but Doyle couldn t shake the feeling that she was being manipulated, by one or both of them But to what end The unidentified victim was a wealthy man, who shouldn t have been mucking about in a Lambeth alley, in the first place Who was he And why were Acton and Williams staying well away, with only Doyle left to sort it out It was almost as though they didn t want the case to be resolved too quickly 3.5 stars Yay We ve got glimpses of Acton s way of thinking again in each chapter.Did I mention, beside the hero appearance on public, Acton have a nasty business on the side Another great read Every time this writer finishes a book, she leaves a question for the reader to ponder As always, the plot keeps unfurling and the characters getcomplex My only complaint is that I have to wait for the next book. Murder in Shadow is the sixth entry into the Doyle and Acton Mysteries New Scotland Yard, and it is an exciting, thrilling read It s almost embarrassing how involved I become with the characters and action in these books I know it s fiction, but it s so engrossing following Kathleen Doyle and Michael Sinclair, aka Lord Acton, and their personal and professional lives Told from Kathleen s point of view, we are still able to gain great insight into the other character s thoughts and motives due Murder in Shadow is the sixth entry into the Doyle and Acton Mysteries New Scotland Yard, and it is an exciting, thrilling read It s almost embarrassing how involved I become with the characters and action in these books I know it s fiction, but it s so engrossing following Kathleen Doyle and Michael Sinclair, aka Lord Acton, and their personal and professional lives Told from Kathleen s point of view, we are still able to gain great insight into the other character s thoughts and motives due to her intuitive gift And, at the beginning of each chapter is a short clip of thought from Acton, allowinginsight into his take on the current situation Murder in Shadow is a complex tale that engages the reader from beginning to end with its layers of actions that build upon each other Kathleen Doyle is indisputably pregnant with Acton s son, known to be a son already not because of ultra sounds, but because of Doyle s touch of the fey abilities These abilities are often used by Acton to determine if a suspect or witness is lying or telling the truth Doyle makes good use of them, too, in keeping up with her ever secretive husband s tendency to misdirect her It is her intuitive skills that have her scalp itching with suspicion when Doyle is called to the scene of a murder and finds herself in charge of the scene, with Acton off supposedly testifying on police corruption and DI Thomas Williams, Doyle s closest friend and Acton s right hand man, also conveniently tied up Doyle smells manipulation, and since her instincts, even when someone is deliberately trying to cross her wires, sooner or later arrive at the truth of the matter, it s a beeline to Parliament that Kathleen makes to discover Acton in a hearing to protect his claim to being Lord Acton But, the manipulated murder case to which Doyle was assigned is not just a red herring for Acton s activities It is a murder case that will have significant connections to other cases This murder of a well to do man who is left shoe less in an alley will come back to haunt even the major investigation that Acton is dealing with concerning corrupt officials in Scotland Yard And, speaking of haunting, Doyle, who has dealt with a ghost or two before, is having nightly visits from a dead psychiatrist who briefly treated Acton, and the ghost is giving her vague warnings about Acton and Williams and her co worker, Detective Sergeant Isabel Munoz The dead and the living are constant sources of alarm in this story where Doyle is working frantically to save the lives and reputations of those she cares about There are so many twists and turns in this thrilling story that GPS navigation would be needed in a lesser skilled author s hands But, Anne Cleeland deftly controls the multiple threads and characters and guides the reader through the maze with clarity and purpose The storylines in the Doyle and Acton series are always so smart, so clever, and so complex, and Cleeland is such a masterful storyteller But the stories are deeply enriched by the absolute genius of the author s characters, starting with the insanely using that word cautiously, Lord Acton perfect matching of DCI Acton and DS Doyle The rags and riches romance of Kathleen and Michael is one of the best developed relationships I ve read Their witty dialogue is something I can never get enough of Detective Inspector Thomas Williams is forever devoted to both Kathleen and Michael, and like Kathleen, I am always buoyed by his appearance Williams has some troubling matters to deal with in Murder in Shadow, and while he has matured quite a bit, he has made some mistakes that threaten him and his friends Doyle s somewhat nemesis, DS Isabel Munoz, continues to bait Doyle about her good fortune with Acton and dismiss Doyle s detective skills, but she, too, is coming into her own in both her police work and her personal relationships Munoz has to walk a fine line in this current story, but she has good instincts that are getting better all the time Of course, it s fortunate for Acton, Williams, and Munoz that they have Doyle watching their backs As much as Doyle professes to be thick as a plank, she proves herself sharp as a tack and an invaluable resource time and time again, and it s so satisfying that Acton values her as well as loves her Murder in Shadow, the sixth book in the Doyle and Acton Mystery series, is simply a smashing success I recommend it highly and will no doubt be rereading parts of it myself These books are truly places that I don t want to leave Doyle and Action are truly my favorite literary couple I wait impatiently for the next instalment in this fabulous series After ignoring lots of scalp prickling and misinterpreting what the ghosts are telling her Doyle finally works out the mystery Saves Acton from getting caught in a trap and gets to keep her title I m glad I m caught up with the series I don t think I could ve read another one right now I ll read the next book when it s released I hope by then all the things that bothered me reading the 6 books one after another will be a dim memory.3.5 4.0 Absolutely love Anne Cleeland.Murder in Shadow is the latest in her New Scotland Yard series featuring Kathleen Doyle and her husband, Lord Acton I am addicted to this series.Doyle is in charge of a murder investigation because Acton and DI Thomas Williams are not available Clues abound, confusion results Doyle can t seem to make any progress because other murders seem to overlap her case, leading her in another direction.The relationships between the main characters deepen even further in th Absolutely love Anne Cleeland.Murder in Shadow is the latest in her New Scotland Yard series featuring Kathleen Doyle and her husband, Lord Acton I am addicted to this series.Doyle is in charge of a murder investigation because Acton and DI Thomas Williams are not available Clues abound, confusion results Doyle can t seem to make any progress because other murders seem to overlap her case, leading her in another direction.The relationships between the main characters deepen even further in this book The author s ability to display love, friendship and loyalty as an integral part of the story is the mark of a good writer.Well done Murder in Shadow is the sixth book in the outstanding Acton and Doyle mystery series and once again author Anne Cleeland has created an intricate plot that continues to expand and complex characters who completely enthrall the reader It was very satisfying to getinside Acton s head in order to understand his motivations and his appreciate his utter devotion to Kathleen as Williams tells Doyle, Acton breathes only for her I adore Kathleen Doyle, she is honest, devout, and compassionate p Murder in Shadow is the sixth book in the outstanding Acton and Doyle mystery series and once again author Anne Cleeland has created an intricate plot that continues to expand and complex characters who completely enthrall the reader It was very satisfying to getinside Acton s head in order to understand his motivations and his appreciate his utter devotion to Kathleen as Williams tells Doyle, Acton breathes only for her I adore Kathleen Doyle, she is honest, devout, and compassionate person that I could see myself being friends with if she were real.However, it really is irritating when some reviewers complain or question Doyle s intelligence Kathleen is a native Gaelic speaker, English is her second language so it s understandable that she gets many English words mangled because her native tongue is completely different from her adopted country s lingo Doyle is certainly intelligent and talented in using her unique gifts In this book, it s those very gifts her dreams and intuition, that saves Acton from being caught up in his own web of hubris That s twice now that Doyle has been there to save Acton from his carefully spun web that threatened to take him down Murder in Shadow is a page turner that held me rapt with the plethora of twists and turns The adventures of Acton and Doyle is the gold standard of a well written suspense series My only complaint is that I have to wait for the next book in this wonderful series


About the Author: Anne Cleeland

Anne Cleeland writes a contemporary Scotland Yard mystery series that is featured in thetop 100 best sellers She also writes a historical series of stand alone books set in the Regency period A member of International Thriller Writers, The Historical Novel Society, and Mystery Writers of America, she lives in California and has four children www.annecleeland.com annecleeland.


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