Title: Chasing Shadows
Author Name: Annabelle Jacobs
Publication Date: March 24, 2016
Jamie Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.
Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions. Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.
When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and threatens to put an end to everything.
Chasing shadows is a thrilling, tantalizing read. You never know what is around the corner.
Jamie has came to the small town named Cornwall in hopes of finding out what happened to his baby bother after the police has told his family that his brother drowned. Jamie does not believe or except that answer as to what happened to his brother Michael because even though he loved to paint the water he was scared to go into it because he did not know how to swim. Jamie knows his brother would never willingly go into the water no matter how hot it was outside. He does not buy that his brother was killed and does not except the explanation of his disappearance so he goes to Cornwall in hopes of getting some answers.
He gets something alright, just not what he expected. Instead he meets Felix. Felix is ex-army who is in town to spy on an old army member that he believes was involved in the murder of his friend Jason. Felix is convinced that Karl is bad news and involved in some very bad things that led to the death of his best friend.
The first meeting with Felix and Jamie is not so stellar but the more they continue to run into one another sparks start to fly.
This book was so wonderful how in light of a tragedy two people was able to find and connect with one another. And fall head over hills for one another. This book is the perfect example that even when someone is hurting and feel nothing but heartache that there is someone out there that can make that pain lesson.
This book is also so full of mystery that you think that you have it figured out and then BAM everything changes. You never know what is going to happen until the end when all is revealed.
Great read and definitely recommend others to read it.
Jamie’s gaze swept down over Felix’s bare chest and lingered on the tattoo on his right pec before snapping up again. Felix had got it five years ago: four soldiers in silhouette. It was one of his favourites. “Um.” Jamie swallowed and started again. “Sorry it’s so early. I’ve been awake ages and didn’t realise the time until I got over here.”
Jamie’s cheeks flushed pink as his gaze dropped again, as though he couldn’t help himself. Warmth flared in Felix’s belly. It had been a while since he’d been so openly admired.
He grinned and raised an eyebrow.
Instead of getting embarrassed as Felix expected, Jamie stood up straighter and shrugged.
“If you answer the door like that, then what do you expect.”
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her three rowdy children, and two cats.
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.