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The Shadow Side
     

The Shadow Side

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by Linda Castillo
 

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Cases of random violence have erupted across the country--murderous acts committed by previously non-violent people. Detective Adam Boedecker, grieving brother to one of the suicide-murderers, has discovered that all the suspects had taken a new breakthrough anti-depressant, Valazine.

Elizabeth Barnes has devoted her heart and soul to pharmaceutical research

Overview

Cases of random violence have erupted across the country--murderous acts committed by previously non-violent people. Detective Adam Boedecker, grieving brother to one of the suicide-murderers, has discovered that all the suspects had taken a new breakthrough anti-depressant, Valazine.

Elizabeth Barnes has devoted her heart and soul to pharmaceutical research. She's at the top of her game and slated to be awarded top honors for her latest breakthrough drug. Until a detective contacts her about a recent wave of homicides.

At first, Eli dismisses it as the wild accusations of a grieving, burnt-out cop. But after another mysterious death, and some investigating of her own, Eli realizes that this intense, driven man may be the only one who can stop the killings . . . and save her from the dark side of her work.

The Shadow Side is...

"An electrifying chiller rife with action and passion . . . splendid." --The Dallas Morning News
"...exhilarating romantic suspense..." --The Best Reviews
"...evocative..." --RT Bookclub

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013826441
Publisher:
Linda Castillo
Publication date:
12/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
151,184
File size:
265 KB

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Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo resides in Texas and is working on her next thriller.

Linda Castillo's novels are...

"...chilling suspense."--People magazine
"...compelling and hair-raising."--USA Today
"...electrifying."--The Dallas Morning News
"...excellent..."--Publisher's Weekly

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The Shadow Side 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This combination of romance and mystery couldn't keeps you turning pages until the very end. Pick it up and read it. You won't regret it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All her books are page turners. She is one of my favorite authors. I finish one book and can't wait to read another.
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fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Adam thinks his life is effectively over. His partner and his wife have betrayed him, while he was recovering from an on the Job traumatic Brain Injury. He still has crippling migraine headaches, moments of rage and dizziness that he is sure may never go away. He figures his career as a cop is over so hew might as well drink. then comes the knock on his door. His brother and sister-in-law are dead. The cops think it's an open and shut case of murder suicide. But Adam knows better. He starts out to prove his brother didn't do this, couldn't have done this! He would never kill his wife and their unborn child! As he investigates, a new drug keeps coming up in similar brutal crimes..Valazine. He compiles the research he has done and sets out to prove to the link to the scientist who is about to win an award for developing it. Eli Barnes is sure this violent, dangerous man is mistaken...but when she sets out to prove him wrong, things start to happen...dangerous things. An action packed, edge of your chair sort of book that will keep you reading. I literally read it in one day. Won't give away the end...you will have to read it for yourself!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Due to a head injury on the job three years ago, Chicago police detective sergeant Adam Boedecker remains on the inactive list. Adam is in no rush to return to work where he knows he will sit at a desk rather than do field work. However, everything changes when his peers inform him that his brother Michael killed his wife and then himself. Adam refuses to believe non-violent Michael who loved his wife could commit such atrocities.

Adam sneaks into his sibling¿s home, violating a crime scene, to find the only odd thing a prescription for Valazine. He learns that the drug is a miracle worker used to battle depression and its creator Dr. Elizabeth ¿Eli¿ Barnes just received a prestigious award for her efforts. He soon finds seven other violent deaths in the past year by users of the drug. Desperate to learn the truth, he travels to Roth Pharmaceuticals to talk with Eli. Skeptical, Eli soon becomes a believer that her magic elixir can trigger violent behavior in otherwise calm peaceful individuals. As the two some fall in love, someone kills her mentor and wants them dead too.

THE SHADOW SIDE is an exhilarating romantic suspense that focuses on the action for much of the plot. The story line is fast-paced and never slows down until the final moment of rescue is completed though a key deliberate act (left vague deliberately by this reviewer) by the villain seems too horrific and out of place. Still fans of romantic suspense starring a female scientist with no social life and a male cop with no life will want to read this thriller.

Harriet Klausner