Shadows in the Dark – Frank E. Whelan

Shadows in the DarkISBN-10 0993235840

ISBN-13 978-0993235849

Author Frank E. Whelan

Publisher Perpetual Autumn Publishing

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Goodreads

Witch and werewolf were living in harmony and then he went and spoiled it all by hitting something nasty like nosferatu.
Now vampires have the Irish couple in their sights and Ciaran Connolly’s old enemies will have to become his greatest allies if he’s to survive. The night has once again become a scary place; will anyone really win in the battle of the monsters?

The second novel in the thrilling Diary of the Wolf series, where monsters walk the streets of cosmopolitan Dublin City and hunters stalk the hills.

What did I think?

Before you start Shadows in the Dark you need to sit down and get comfortable because you will not be moving for a while! From the moment you read the first sentence you become absorbed in to Ciaran’s world and find it impossible to put down. This is the second book in the Diary of the Wolf series and while I think you would benefit from reading the first book, I don’t think it would take long to catch up with what’s happening.

At no point did the tempo of Shadows in the Dark let up. It’s a whirlwind of a book that doesn’t let your feet touch the ground until you’ve finished. Ciaran’s second instalment covers such a range of emotions and a range of events that never lets your get bored.

It is safe to stay that Whelan’s story writing has improved by leaps and bounds from the first book. You can relate to the characters and that makes you feel more involved in the story. I do think it could’ve been made even better by expanding on some of the more sensitive/emotional moments a bit more, but like I said, leaps and bounds from the first book! It doesn’t quite seem that Ciaran’s story has finished here so I hope that we get to see Whelan’s writing progress further along with Ciaran’s life.

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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