Review tour and Favorite Quotes Where Shadows Lie by Tialla Rising

Title: Where Shadows Lie
Author: Tialla Rising
Published: June 14, 2015
Genre: Christian, New Adult, Suspense
Buy Links: Amazon

His dark past haunts him. His new life taunts him. After twenty years in the gangs and a hefty prison sentence, an early release gives Shawn the opportunity to turn his life around. But that isn’t so easy when gangs are involved. Only a year into his fresh start, the gang catches on and makes Shawn’s life miserable. After all, once a gang member, always a gang member. His very blood belongs to them. Threats become promises. Whispers become actions. Words become bullets. He must fight – not only for his life, but to save his honor, prove his integrity, and protect the woman he loves. An ember of hope glows in the darkness, strengthening his resolve. Will her support and his determination be enough to dispel the shadows of his past? A story of discovery and faith, love and perseverance.

I received this book as part of a book tour to give an honest review.
I normally do not read Christian type books and it isn't because I don't believe but I don't enjoy reading a book that has religion stuffed down my throat. This book was far from that. Yes God is talked about in the book and there are questions that Shawn ask which I have asked myself about the way God works but you don't have it feeling overbearing.
Shawn has a past of dealing with the gangs mostly The Shadows they are a ruthless gang that rules a majority of Arrowhead. When Shawn comes back from prison he wants to change his life around which I think is great. Though the gangs motto is Blood In, Blood Out the question arises is will Shawn ever be free of them.
While out he meets up with someone who knew him before and her name is Virginia. Virginia believes in God and knows everything is in his control.
When Shawn gets stopped by a former gang member and Virginia steps in this leads a chain of events that you have to ask yourself if both Shawn and mostly Virginia are lucky or is it God looking out for them.
 These two try learn that they need to build a relationship with God as their center point of everything, and that everything will work out soon.
Shawn is a unbeliever until towards the end and you see how he finally breaks down and ask for help because he knows he can no longer do anything on his own. 
We all know that sometimes things have to get worse before they will get better Shawn and Virginia happen to have this happen to them both.

The only thing that bothered me was some of the things didn't feel real enough, One of them being Virginia gets burned pretty badly but yet she doesn't have to take care of the burns or anything? I know second degree is nothing compared to a third degree but I would have imagined that she would have had to take care of the burns in some way and this was never brought up. 

This is a love story in a way filled with action, people being deceiving, learning that you don't always have to have revenge. 

I loved how the chapters were short even though the book is long. I do believe I will be checking into more of this author's work to see what other stories she has out there to tell.

Tialla Rising is a Christian young woman living with her family in the mountains of Arizona. She loves to write and will passionately spend hours long into the night developing her stories. Like most writers, Tialla fills her spare time with reading from her favorite fantasy and mystery genres. A good book, a stormy day, and an iced coffee comprise her favorite moments.


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