August Mystery/Suspense Book of the Month Poll Winner ~ Shadows of Doubt by Mell Corcoran

Shadows of Doubt by Mell Corcoran
Publisher: Mill City Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (427 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

Humans sit comfortably at the summit of the food chain; rarely does any other animal get the advantage. But other people? Now there’s something to fear. In Mell Corcoran’s thrilling crime novel debut, Shadows of Doubt, women are being hunted, tortured, killed and their assailant leaves the same clue on each of them but it has no scientific explanation. Detective Lou Donovan must figure out this killer’s signature because he’s escalating and no one knows where he will strike next.

When the first victim appears in Shadows of Doubt, neither Lou nor her partner wants the case but it’s dropped in their laps. As soon as they make some progress, however, the case is taken from them and the explanation is weak at best. Lou won’t let go and tries to work below the radar but she’s foiled at every turn. It’s as if someone is watching her and knows her every move.

Shadows of Doubt is an exciting ride. It has everything a good crime book needs: a fiery detective with a blood hound’s sense, dark figures with dark pasts, twists, turns, and action. And then there’s the tall, gorgeous man. Lou and this mysterious stranger keep crossing paths and his presence disarms her. What she doesn’t know is that her effect on him is the same and therein lies the rub. If he can’t think straight, Lou will die.



  1. Chuck Walsh writes exemplary works. Backwoods Justice is a five star book as is the first in the series, Shadows on Iron Mountain. His other novels include: A Month of Tomorrows, A Splintered Dream and A Passage Back. When reading the first sentence, you fall through his rabbit hole into that place, that time. Read one and want them all.

  2. Dm Bellows says:

    Fantastic reading…..great book. I highly recommend it.l

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