Shadowdance (Darkest London Series #4)

Shadowdance (Darkest London Series #4)

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by Kristen Callihan
     
 

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Once a heart is lost in shadow . . .
Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she's been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case-and the last thing he relishes is a partner.

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Overview

Once a heart is lost in shadow . . .
Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she's been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case-and the last thing he relishes is a partner.

Only someone who lives in darkness can find it.
Jack Talent has been alone with his demons for many years.
He never expected to have the willful Mary Chase assist him on the Bishop case. Their age-old rivalry reaches new heights-even as their desire for one another reaches a fever pitch. Though he aches to bring her close, Jack's dark secrets are a chasm between them. With dangerous enemies closing in, Jack must find the strength to face the past . . . or risk losing Mary forever.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
12/01/2013
Mary Chase, operative for the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, is thrilled to be on the hunt for a vile killer. She's less thrilled to be forced to work with her longtime rival and adversary Jack Talent. Jack's not happy, either, but the lethal Bishop of Charing Cross needs to be stopped, and they have no choice but to work together. VERDICT Intricately plotted, passionate, and totally engaging, this latest foray into Callihan's "Darkest London" world is a remarkable adventure. Callihan (Winterblaze) lives in the Washington, DC, area.
Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
In the fourth novel of her acclaimed Darkest London series (after Winterblaze), set in 1885, Callihan introduces Mary Chase, who was killed by a runway gin wagon and brought back to life by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals (SOS). Jack Talent is a tortured man, haunted by self-hatred and fiercely protective of those he loves—including Mary, who views him as a rival. When bodies begin turning up at Trafalgar Square, journalists dub the unknown killer the Bishop of Charing Cross, and Mary and Jack set out to hunt him down. Callihan’s solid worldbuilding draws the reader into 1885 London from the first page (though her use of the 20th-century term “ghosts in the machine” to describe the resurrected is disconcerting), and her lyrical writing will have readers racing to the thrilling finish. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"Callihan spins a spellbinding web that entangles readers in a complex, carefully plotted story of great emotional depth, heated sexual tension, dark adventure and stunning surprises. Prepare to be awestruck."—RT Book Reviews"

Top Pick! From page 1, Kristen Callihan had me. She weaved a tale so powerful, so compelling, that I had no choice but to follow it through to the end. It's a rare talent, being able to do that, but Callihan has it."—NightOwlReviews.com"

Callihan's solid worldbuilding draws the reader into 1885 London from the first page, and her lyrical writing will have readers racing to the thrilling finish."—Publishers Weekly"

4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Like all good things, Callihan just keeps getting better and better. The third installment in the Darkest London series is not only a gripping novel, but also one that elevates the genre with its depth of emotion, passion and mesmerizing storytelling. Callihan doesn't just create worlds, she moves readers into them with unforgettable characters and stunning revelations. Once begun, it's impossible to put down WINTERBLAZE."—RT Book Reviews on Winterbalze"

This richly textured tale of 19th-century London interweaves intricately imagined and historically accurate scenes with red-hot sensual interludes...a deeply compelling and imaginative story."—Publishers Weekly, starred review on Moonglow"

Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Like moths to a flame, readers will be drawn to the flickering Firelight and get entangled in the first of the Dark London series. Combining Stephen King's Carrie and Beauty and the Beast, Callihan crafts a taut tale filled with sexual tension. This is one of the finest debuts of the season."
—- RT Book Reviews on Firelight"

Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots that weave together brilliantly in the end."—Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author"

Evocative and deeply romantic, Firelight was fascinating from the very first page."—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author"

A sizzling paranormal with dark history and explosive magic! Callihan is an impressive new talent."—Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author of Immortal Rider on Firelight

Nalini Singh
"Evocative and deeply romantic, Firelight was fascinating from the very first page."
Hannah Howell
"A dark, delicious tale of secrets, murder, and love, beautifully shrouded in the shadows of Victorian London."
RT Book Reviews
"Callihan spins a spellbinding web that entangles readers in a complex, carefully plotted story of great emotional depth, heated sexual tension, dark adventure and stunning surprises. Prepare to be awestruck."
Diana Gabaldon
"Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots that weave together brilliantly in the end."
Larissa Ione
"A sizzling paranormal with dark history and explosive magic! Callihan is an impressive new talent."
NightOwlReviews.com
"Top Pick! From page 1, Kristen Callihan had me. She weaved a tale so powerful, so compelling, that I had no choice but to follow it through to the end. It's a rare talent, being able to do that, but Callihan has it."
RT Book Reviews on Moonglow
"Top Pick! 4 12/ Stars! Darkest London glows with the light of Callihan's creativity...Callihan sets the mark for a new style of paranormal historical."
RT Book Reviews on Winterbalze
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Like all good things, Callihan just keeps getting better and better. The third installment in the Darkest London series is not only a gripping novel, but also one that elevates the genre with its depth of emotion, passion and mesmerizing storytelling. Callihan doesn't just create worlds, she moves readers into them with unforgettable characters and stunning revelations. Once begun, it's impossible to put down WINTERBLAZE."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455520824
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
Darkest London Series , #4
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
38,895
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kristen Callihan is a writer because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers' Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews' Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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