Review – Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2)

Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2)
By: Robert Bryndza
Release Date: November 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Kate Marshall

Book two in the Kate Marshall series and I’m still in a crime thriller haze of fiction love. We’re back with Kate Marshall as she and her assistant Tristan try and figure out what is going on at the Shadow Sands reservoir and why, after the body of a skilled swimmer is found, that everyone associated with the reservoir is acting off and missing persons cases are being ignored.

Just as I said with the first novel in this series there is a lot of heavy subject matter in this book including kidnapping, abduction, rape, abuse etc. If that’s not something you care to read about turn back now.

I will say Kate’s continued flaws and Tristan’s struggles in this book were fantastic seeing as how the author decided to continue their complex stories rather than simplify them.

This second book pushes the series along and I sincerely hope that Robert Bryndza continues the series with more books about Kate and Tristan as they continue to solve crimes together.

If you’re looking for a new crime thriller definitely pick up the first book, Nine Elms but beware of the associated trigger warnings and the shock value of the crimes. While the first book can be read as standalone I wouldn’t suggest that for book two as Shadow Sands builds off of book one.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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