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Shadow Soul


Loved it! 😍

This action-packed military suspense/murder mystery has everything any thriller junkie needs for a fantastic literary fix.

I know that this is the third installment but give us more Tudor Manx! Shadow Soul is action-packed from beginning to end. The journey the characters, both good and bad, go through in Shadow Soul will have you going through all of the emotions. Jones delivers excellent descriptions with just the right amount to let the reader’s imagination run in tandem with the story. Realistic and relatable characters come to life on the pages with Jones’s talent of creating excellent dialogue.

Following RAF drone pilot Bobbie Matthews, recently widowed under suspicious circumstances, Shadow Soulintermingles military suspense with murder mystery in a beautifully blended way. I was hooked just from the prologue, which comes in with a literal bang of action and perfectly sets the tone of the story with the need to know what’s coming next. Bobbie’s mission to expose the real story of how her husband died ensues in a deadly sequence of events with Detective Inspector Tudor Manx caught in the middle. As he follows the clues, they all lead back to Bobbie Matthews and the RAF, but what is the connection? With everything from kidnapping to murder to conspiracy theories to covert military drone strikes, Shadow Soul kept me on the edge of my seat. 

Being an American, I’m not familiar with the geography and culture of the UK, but Jones’s writing technique left no room for confusion. I was exceptionally pleased with the way he provides just enough information to make these aspects of his book clear without the specificity of sounding like an encyclopedia. I am very impressed with the talent that lies in Jones’s writing because it flows in a seemingly effortless way and has an uncanny naturalness. I have already added the first two Tudor Manx books, Anglesey Blue and Doll Face, to my reading list and should a fourth installment be in the books, no pun intended, I can’t wait to jump on it.

Shadow Soul will have any fan of mystery and suspense flipping the pages so fast, they will wonder where the time went. This book will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions but in a fantastically satisfying way. I felt sympathy and compassion for Bobbie Matthews throughout everything that happens to her as well as everything she does. The characters Jones has created for Shadow Soul are complex and have so many different layers, making the story that much more realistic and lovable. Read this book!!!

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About the author

Dylan H. Jones pens the best-selling Tudor Manx Mysteries set on the Welsh island of Anglesey. Originally from Anglesey, Dylan now lives in Oakland, California with his wife Laura, and their daughter, Isabella. view profile

Published on August 19, 2020

Published by Bloodhound Books

100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Mystery & Crime

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