The Shadow Between Us

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  • Carol Mason
  • 14 December 2017
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About the Author: Carol Mason

The Shadow Between Us PDF È The Shadow PDF \ shadow download, between kindle, The Shadow ebok, The Shadow Between UsThe Shadow Between Us PDF/EPUBI am the Kindle andCharts bestselling author of After You left, The Secrets of Married Women, The Last Time We Met, Send Me A Lover and The Shadow Between Us My brand new novel, LITTLE WHITE SECRETS, publishes May , but for the month of April it s The Shadow PDF \ anFirst Reads pick, so if you havePrime you can download it free if not, it s still on sale for through April Please feel free to follow me onto be notified when I have a new release friend me on Facebook or like my author page as I love interacting on there always enjoy getting comments about my books especially lovely ones , and am always willing to attend your book club or do a phone conference if you d like to have me If you read my books and enjoy them, do consider taking a moment to leave a review ontoo It can be very short if you want, but I cannot stress how important reviews are for authors If you have left a review already, then thanks so much Wishing you many happy hours of reading Best wishes, from Carol.


The Shadow Between UsThe Shadow Between Us PDF È The Shadow PDF \ shadow download, between kindle, The Shadow ebok, The Shadow Between UsThe Shadow Between Us PDF/EPUBWhat is it about the coast that attracts people running from their past When Olivia moves to Port Townsend, her marriage is floundering, and her life is in pieces She doesn t know if things with her husband Mark are truly over, or quite why the phone call she longs The Shadow PDF \ for on her daughter s birthday will never comeJoining a letter writing club seems like a harmless decision But when she meets Ned, an ex soldier badly wounded in Afghanistan, this unlooked for friendship revives unexpected emotions and memories she d rather forgetCan Olivia find the courage to confront what she s hiding from and finally begin to heal the wounds that have torn her life apart From the bestselling author of After You Left comes a story about finding hope in second chances.

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10 thoughts on “The Shadow Between Us

  1. Amy says:

    Whenever I read a book from a new to me author I m always excited of course, but also oddly nervous as I m never quite sure what to expect The description of this one appealed to me, I got a Catherine Ryan Hyde sort of vibe from it and while that s somewhat fitting, Mason has a unique style that is all her own This was so muchthan I expected, in a good way, this had depth and heart and was written in such a pretty style, I m a new fan of the author now It s clear from the start that Oliv Whenever I read a book from a new to me author I m always excited of course, but also oddly nervous as I m never quite sure what to expect The description of this one appealed to me, I got a Catherine Ryan Hyde sort of vibe from it and while that s somewhat fitting, Mason has a unique style that is all her own This was so muchthan I expected, in a good way, this had depth and heart and was written in such a pretty style, I m a new fan of the author now It s clear from the start that Olivia is troubled and running from something, it s not just her strained marriage to her husband, Mark or even just her issues with her daughter, you get the sense that it s something deeper and despite this not being a mystery, that aspect kept me guessing throughout I wanted to know what had happened to Olivia in her past, what had caused her pain, enough pain that she fled her home to live someone brand new She was a complex character for sure, I found her fascinating and by the time I finished the book and everything came together, it was a lightbulb moment for me, everything made sense suddenly.Besides Olivia and Mark there are a handful of secondary characters that added another dimension to the story Beth is the woman who owns the local coffee shop bookstore and Ned is an ex soldier with his own demons Olivia s developing relationships with both characters were telling, both because they were all harboring guilt and murky histories, but also because of how all three of them helped each other deal with their issues I learned a lot about each character based on their interactions with each other and to see relationships being newly formed that weren t romantic was a surprising treat.This had some heavy themes that I won t get into because I don t want to spoil things, this is not a light read, it s a thought provoking one It s fast paced and I read it quickly even for me because I was so desperate to find out the secrets Olivia was carrying and it paid off in the end, big time The Shadow Between Us in three words Lyrical, Emotional and Moving

  2. ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ says:

    Sometimes it s easier to pretend everything s fine than admit differently But the problem is it becomes habit forming until it s our new reality Then we re really just living a lie. I LOVED The Last Time We Met so when I saw this was available, on Netgalley, I just HAD to have it I am so glad the request came through because this is a book not to be missed Carol Mason has once again given me a reason to love Women s Fiction with her wonderful prose The book and story line were brilliant Sometimes it s easier to pretend everything s fine than admit differently But the problem is it becomes habit forming until it s our new reality Then we re really just living a lie. I LOVED The Last Time We Met so when I saw this was available, on Netgalley, I just HAD to have it I am so glad the request came through because this is a book not to be missed Carol Mason has once again given me a reason to love Women s Fiction with her wonderful prose The book and story line were brilliant As I progressed through the story, I kept wondering, where is this taking me, I was intrigued and captivated by Olivia s choices, her tenacity, her courage and strength Carol Mason deftly explores how a person survives the unbearable and the portrait is both moving and empathetic Besides the main narrative thread the supporting characters add depth and breadth to this sprawling narrative, including an estranged husband who is neither villain nor hero, an imperfect but loyal friend, a nurturing but sometimes aloof boss who is lovingly portrayed in all her imperfect humanity Ms Mason takes the reader on a difficult journey into grief, but her graceful writing and clear empathy makes this a worthwhile exploration of what it means to suffer.Mason does an amazing job of portraying how one moves forward when their life has essentially frozen in time Olivia lives this paradox every day This is a story about the power of human resilience in the face of tragedy Survival can look vastly different depending upon the person I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read and I will look eagerly forbooks by this author Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing,Publishing UK and Carol Mason for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. TheShadowBetweenUs NetGalleyAll my reviews can be found on my blog

  3. Ceecee says:

    I thought this was a compelling read with some thought provoking themes The central characters were Olivia and Ned who were both damaged in different ways They met in Port Townsend, Washington where both of them fled to attempt to deal with their issues Ned was physically and mentally damaged by an IED in Afghanistan It s not clear what Olivia was struggling with until later in the book which I won t spoil here They both attended The Correspondents Club in a local coffee shop which was a le I thought this was a compelling read with some thought provoking themes The central characters were Olivia and Ned who were both damaged in different ways They met in Port Townsend, Washington where both of them fled to attempt to deal with their issues Ned was physically and mentally damaged by an IED in Afghanistan It s not clear what Olivia was struggling with until later in the book which I won t spoil here They both attended The Correspondents Club in a local coffee shop which was a letter writing club I thought this was a lovely idea as letter writing used to be such an important skill which has been replaced by the speed of email, text etc Through this medium they both explored the different ways they could heal by writing letters to appropriate people I really liked the concept of Hunt the good stuff that Ned explained to Olivia This was to turn our focus away from dwelling on the things we think we did wrong and turn our thoughts the other way by recognising the things we did right Must remember that one Ultimately Ned and Olivia helped each other with their issues and support rated each other to address and hopefully move on with their lives The ending of the book was positive which I liked after the difficult issues that the characters wrestled with It was an interesting, thoughtful and well written book and I look forward to readingby this author

  4. Joann says:

    I received an ARC of this book from from a Goodread s Giveaway Thanks to everyone who made this possible for my honest review I ve never read a book by this author and understand she writes Women s Fiction which I usually try and avoid But hey, I m willing to read it and give it a go The beginning was slow going and I couldn t get into caring much for the principle characters Maybe because of the tedious beginning, it just never seemed to pick up any steam and it really didn t keep me eng I received an ARC of this book from from a Goodread s Giveaway Thanks to everyone who made this possible for my honest review I ve never read a book by this author and understand she writes Women s Fiction which I usually try and avoid But hey, I m willing to read it and give it a go The beginning was slow going and I couldn t get into caring much for the principle characters Maybe because of the tedious beginning, it just never seemed to pick up any steam and it really didn t keep me engaged like I anticipated Well written, but not the kind of book I would go out of my way to read It just missed the mark for me

  5. Carol Mason says:

    I can t wait to share this book with you on March 21 This was a profoundly moving story for me to write, as I had to explore what is one of my very worst fears, and what would happen if that came true It was quite the emotional rollercoaster I hope it will move you in the same way, when you read it Best wishes,Carol xx

  6. Kerry says:

    Poignant, emotional, and breathtaking In THE SHADOW BETWEEN US, Olivia is running from something we ve all feared and hope to never face Carol Mason s effortless storytelling and exquisite writing will keep you turning the pages until the book s stunning and surprising ending Bring tissues

  7. Jane Wheeler says:

    The writing was decent, I guess, but I had absolutely no sympathy for the heroine She was rude, disdainful and pretty spoiled The Big Incident that messed her up took waaaaay too long to be revealed, we re talking past the 50% point by which point she had alienated pretty much everyone around her And then an epilogue tacks on something that maybe I d considered but was too busy hating the heroine to look for Also, I really didn t appreciate the tee hee pidgin English of the Filipina land The writing was decent, I guess, but I had absolutely no sympathy for the heroine She was rude, disdainful and pretty spoiled The Big Incident that messed her up took waaaaay too long to be revealed, we re talking past the 50% point by which point she had alienated pretty much everyone around her And then an epilogue tacks on something that maybe I d considered but was too busy hating the heroine to look for Also, I really didn t appreciate the tee hee pidgin English of the Filipina landlady character The writer gave this character no dignity and made her look stupid

  8. Bridget says:

    Carol Mason, the best selling author of After You Left has written an incredibly moving and poignant novel in this slow burn, very beautiful work of fiction Olivia moves to the pretty coastal town of Port Townsend, with her marriage on the rocks, and her life in pieces She doesn t know if things with her husband Mark are truly over, or quite why the phone call she longs for on her daughter s birthday will never come.After joining a letter writing club held at her local cafe she meets Ned, an Carol Mason, the best selling author of After You Left has written an incredibly moving and poignant novel in this slow burn, very beautiful work of fiction Olivia moves to the pretty coastal town of Port Townsend, with her marriage on the rocks, and her life in pieces She doesn t know if things with her husband Mark are truly over, or quite why the phone call she longs for on her daughter s birthday will never come.After joining a letter writing club held at her local cafe she meets Ned, an ex soldier badly wounded in Afghanistan This chance friendship revives unexpected emotions and memories she d rather forget.Can Olivia find the courage to confront what she s hiding from and finally begin to heal the wounds that have torn her life apart Liv, as she is known to her husband, is an extremely intriguing character Regularly displaying a cocktail of emotions, I could still really empathise with her She could be caring and thoughtful one minute, but then be frank, blunt and very much to the point, the next moment At times she was positively distant and unkind She was not alone in her attitude and behaviour as some of the other characters in the story shared similar traits such as cafe owner Beth For me, this added to and complemented this wonderful character driven story.THE SHADOW BETWEEN US was a very insightful and thought provoking read about reflecting on the mistakes we sometimes make and finding hope in second chances I very much liked the emphasis on letter writing, reading and quotes from favourite books, running throughout the story The dialogue between Olivia and Ned was lovely and liked how they had an almost immediate connection I was very keen to see how their relationship might develop I found THE SHADOW BETWEEN US a very enjoyable read, helped by Carol Mason s beautiful writing which has depth and substance The ending was very fulfilling although with an unexpected twist I will definitely be readingof her books in the future Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Carol Mason for my ARC of TheShadowBetweenUs in exchange for an honest review

  9. Ian says:

    I think I ve read all of Carol Mason s novels and pretty much knew what to expect her plots are essentially romantic stories, set in the English North east which avoid the chick lit label by being a bitgritty, sad, insightful, intelligent and grounded Therefore, I started The Shadow Between Us with this expectation, but this is a completely different type of book For a start, it is set in the American North West It is written in the first person by Liv, who is clearly suffering fr I think I ve read all of Carol Mason s novels and pretty much knew what to expect her plots are essentially romantic stories, set in the English North east which avoid the chick lit label by being a bitgritty, sad, insightful, intelligent and grounded Therefore, I started The Shadow Between Us with this expectation, but this is a completely different type of book For a start, it is set in the American North West It is written in the first person by Liv, who is clearly suffering from some sort of mental illness or breakdown bought on by some unspecified event The first half ofof the book is really devoted to Liv fleshing out her feelings and revealing vague hints about what precipitated this crisis I m not a great fan of poor little me narratives and I found this part of the book to be a little too slow, self absorbed introspective and lacking in action but I kept going She has left her husband moved to Oregon and rents a house and lives a quiet, sorrowful life to the bewilderment and curious speculation of the other inhabitants of her neighbourhood I was very much reminded of Annie Proulx s The Shipping News Gradually she builds relationships with other wounded souls through the medium of a letter writing or correspondents club and through sharing their life traumas eventually finds some resolution.This is a farchallenging and serous read from an author whose previous work I have much enjoyed I will be really interested to see where she goes in her next novel

  10. Samantha March says:

    The Shadow Between Us started off slow for me and unfortunately the story was never able to gain steam There were so many questions I had within the first few chapters of the book and instead of making this suspenseful and giving me the desire to quickly read, I kept getting frustrated by the lack of depth in the story The story line had an interesting concept but there was too much of a mysterious air for too long that kept me disengaged I tried to stay with the book as best I could and chos The Shadow Between Us started off slow for me and unfortunately the story was never able to gain steam There were so many questions I had within the first few chapters of the book and instead of making this suspenseful and giving me the desire to quickly read, I kept getting frustrated by the lack of depth in the story The story line had an interesting concept but there was too much of a mysterious air for too long that kept me disengaged I tried to stay with the book as best I could and chose to speed read through some chapters to try to finally get an answer or two and there were some big moments revealed toward the end, but I needed something a littleto keep me interested in the beginning to get that to that point I do like a lot of Carol Mason stories, but this one just missed the mark for me.I received a review copy