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Darkness & Shadows (A Patrick Bannister Psychological Thriller)

by Andrew E. Kaufman

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Watching the love of your life burn to death in front of you with no opportunity to save her would send anyone into therapy but to find out years later she lived and just been killed again before you got a chance to ask how that was possible would send the sanest person over the edge.
Patrick, a formerly well-respected journalist on the skids, has already burned bridges at any publishing house worth writing for and is unable to convince former editors that this storyline is worthy of consideration. The wife of the rich and famous doctor who has her face plastered all over the news is the same woman that died all those years ago. The explanation causes him to question his own memories and realities as he goes in alone to investigate her death.
What he finds is a doctor of dubious character, but the police investigator in the case already has it in for him so Patrick can’t convince anyone that isn’t losing it all over again. Anyone, that is, but a severely scarred, physically and mentally, young woman that visits the same therapist. She witnesses, and intervenes, an attack on Patrick and uses her criminal wiles to help the separate journalist find the answers and bring his life and career back on track.
Kaufman takes on a twisted path to show us that there is always more than one path, and that to push past the barriers, the pain in life, the outcome will always bring a satisfactory ending; perhaps not the one anticipated, just like in this book, but a worthwhile one anyway.
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  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
Watching the love of your life burn to death in front of you with no opportunity to save her would send anyone into therapy but to find out years later she lived and just been killed again before you got a chance to ask how that was possible would send the sanest person over the edge.
Patrick, a formerly well-respected journalist on the skids, has already burned bridges at any publishing house worth writing for and is unable to convince former editors that this storyline is worthy of consideration. The wife of the rich and famous doctor who has her face plastered all over the news is the same woman that died all those years ago. The explanation causes him to question his own memories and realities as he goes in alone to investigate her death.
What he finds is a doctor of dubious character, but the police investigator in the case already has it in for him so Patrick can’t convince anyone that isn’t losing it all over again. Anyone, that is, but a severely scarred, physically and mentally, young woman that visits the same therapist. She witnesses, and intervenes, an attack on Patrick and uses her criminal wiles to help the separate journalist find the answers and bring his life and career back on track.
Kaufman takes on a twisted path to show us that there is always more than one path, and that to push past the barriers, the pain in life, the outcome will always bring a satisfactory ending; perhaps not the one anticipated, just like in this book, but a worthwhile one anyway.
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  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
Andrew E. Kaufman, incredible author of the psychological thrillers, has written another blockbuster, Darkness & Shadows.

*****

Emotionally damaged by a childhood filled with the abuse and indifference of his mother, Patrick Bannister is further devastated when the only woman he ever loved dies in a fire, as he watches on helplessly.

Plagued by loss and guilt, Patrick hits bottom when he loses his job as a crime reporter for News World, but the reporter in him refuses to quit. The question is...will Patrick survive after a deeper look into his past, his own mind and the murder of his dead girlfriend?

*****

The intrigue kept me turning the pages. The suspense kept me from putting Darkness & Shadows down. The fast pace kept me on edge. The trail of evidence kept me guessing right to the end!

A great continuation of Patrick Bannister's story from The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted or as a stand-alone novel, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Andrew E. Kaufman provided another well-written novel that will keep his readers crying out for more! ( )
  roomwithbooks | Aug 31, 2015 |
I was given a free copy of this book by Netgalley to review and give my honest opinion. Having read Kaufman's previous books, I could not wait to get my hands on this one. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that the main character was Patrick Bannister, the hero in 'The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted' which I loved to bits. In this story, Bannister a newspaper reporter finds himself out of work and out of luck. He is seeing a psychiatrist to help him deal with his past and his OCD. An unlikely partnering with Tristan the main female protagonist in the story makes for good reading as they work together to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy doctor and his wife. The wife a former love of Bannister's who had supposedly died in a fire when they were young. The twists and turns in the story keep you glued from the start. Whilst there is some predictability in parts, the story has a great ending as is always the case with Kaufman's books. I cannot wait to read more from this author and hope that we see more of Patrick Bannister. ( )
  KerryMarsh | Nov 16, 2013 |
Books like this really make us wonder how well we know the people we interact with every day. Andrew Kaufman has a way of digging deep into his characters, showing us all the raw emotions that led them to where they are.

This story is true psychological suspense. We're inside Patrick's head, experiencing his pain, confusion, and desperation. But it's not all sadness and heartbreak. There are moments between him and Tristan that are inspiring, hopeful, and even funny. And I love Patrick's relationship with Bullet, the dog he rescued who also rescues him.

The plot moves at a good pace and has some great twists. But, for me, the strength of the story lies in Patrick's journey of self-discovery.

** This is the second book featuring Patrick Bannister. While it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, I think it has more of an impact if read in sequence. The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted is the first book. ** ( )
  Darcia | Nov 6, 2013 |
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The only woman Patrick Bannister ever loved has died...again. Struggling professionally and emotionally, Patrick is driven over the edge by a news report. A wealthy socialite couple has been murdered, and while the wife's name isn't familiar, her face certainly is. It's his first and only love, Marybeth, the woman who he lost to a horrific fire years ago.… (more)

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