Dead Before Dying (A Shadow Valley Manor Novel)

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Sidelined by an on the job injury, veteran paranormal investigator Maureen Keslyn reluctantly accepts an assignment at Shadow Valley Manor, an upscale retirement facility where someone – or something – is picking off residents and staff at a grisly clip.

2 reviews for Dead Before Dying (A Shadow Valley Manor Novel)

  1. Carole Wooten

    I thought that this was really good. I decided to read this book on impulse. I hadn’t heard of it before but I thought that it sounds like it would be worth a try. And I was right. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and it held my interest until the very end. I am so glad that I made the decision to pick up this book.

    At the start of the book, Maureen is checking herself out of the hospital and she honestly isn’t in the best shape. To make matters worse, when she gets home her husband has moved someone else in and wants to end their marriage. I wondered how this middle-aged woman who was still recovering from a pretty severe injury would handle a new case but I had nothing to worry about.

    Maureen works for a special department within the FBI that deals with paranormal issues. An old friend and co-worker wants her help at the retirement home he just bought so she moves in. Let’s just say that Maureen doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the residents. Of course, the residents are a quirky group of individuals led by a pretty uptight manager.

    The action started in this book early on and it never let go. I loved the fact that since there were paranormal elements to the story anything could happen and sometimes did. I thought that the mystery was really well done and I wasn’t quite sure who was responsible for everything until it was revealed. I thought that the mystery was pretty complex and I liked the fact that everything was wrapped up nicely by the end of the book.

    Teri Clark Linden did a great job with the narration of this story. I thought that the really did a great job with the various character voices and was able to add a lot of life to the story. She has a very pleasant voice which is easy to listen to for hours at a time. Her reading only added to my enjoyment of this story.

    I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal mysteries. I thought that this was a very well done story filled with fantastic characters and some interesting paranormal elements. I wouldn’t hesitate to read more of this fun series!

    I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author/narrator and have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Kay Spriggs

    I loved this book I stayed awake all night as I couldn’t stop listening . I eagerly awaiting more from Maureen and crew.

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