Sunday 17 June 2012

Review - Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster

My thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press / Minotaur for a pre-publication digital copy of this book to read and review.

Beneath The Shadows


Sara Foster

Beneath the Shadows
Published 5 June 2012 St. Martin's Press

My Review 5*****

How do you begin to move on, if the past won’t let you go? 

Grace, Adam and their tiny daughter Millie, move from the hustle and bustle of London to an isolated cottage on the Yorkshire moors. Hawthorn Cottage, once belonged to Adam’s now deceased grandparents, and offers the young family, a refuge and a haven, but when Adam goes missing after just one week, and with no clues to his whereabouts, Grace must learn to live without him.
A year after her husband’s disappearance, Grace returns to the cottage, ostensibly to pack up their belongings before putting the cottage up sale, but the wild and windswept beauty of the moors acts as a backdrop to a story that abounds with superstition, suspicion and deadly secrets. And as the finger of the past starts to point at long forgotten memories, Grace suspects that somewhere in the village lies the truth about Adam’s disappearance.

This stunning psychological thriller grips from the very first page. Sara Foster has created a very believable story; she allows a skilful blend of words and reader imagination to help build the tension, and sustains a rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish.

This was a really easy book to get into, I found myself reading it almost in one sitting, and even several days after finishing the story, I still want to remember the details.

It's reminiscent of the style of Sophie Hannah or Rosamund Lupton.

I look forward to the publication of Sara Foster's next book in December 2012.


  1. That looks like a thrilling, gripping book! Glad you enjoyed :) I am a new follower! :D


    1. Hi Kyra - Hi and welcome to jaffareadstoo and thanks for stopping by to read my review. So glad you are now following us :)

  2. Ooooh, this sounds right up my street. Always good to hear about books you can get so hooked by you can read it in one sitting. And I must say I like the cover! If I saw it in a shop it would definitely make me take a look.

    1. Hi Marie - Welcome to jaffareadstoo. I agree that the cover is very attractive and really draws you into the story. The book is available in hard cover:)

  3. I've just finished this one and thought it was absolutely brilliant. I've read it in under a day and enjoyed every single word.

    I'm off to check out her newly published novel which will definitely go on to my wish list.

    Loved your review - it caught the flavour of the book so well.


    1. Hi Joan - thanks for your comments on Beneath The Shadows , I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
      Nice to have you visit jaffareadstoo :)


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