Shadows Over Summer Starlight (L.A. Shadows Book 1) by Thomson Woods #Review #KindleUnlimited

Shadows Over Summer Starlight (L.A. Shadows Book 1) by [Woods, Thomson]Fame isn’t breaking up the band—murder is. Summer Starlight was one of the most popular boybands of the day on the fast track to success until the band’s innocent personality is found dead in a bar. The situation only gets worse as members of the band are being picked off one by one by an unknown assailant.

Despite his desire to avoid such a high-profile commission, a single parent, local homicide detective takes on the case in an attempt to bond with his teenage daughter, a big fan of the pop group. But the detective soon discovers that the country’s beloved band has a dark side, rich with secrets. The deeper the detective delves into the case, the more he is jarred by the realization that the world is a cruel place, full of menacing secrets and unpleasant pasts. But it is the final solution to this mystery that is the most menacing and cruel of all.


4 stars

Though there were some editing mistakes (missed grammar and punctuation), the story itself was well thought out and written. I figured out the killer within the first five chapters but I did need to keep reading to figure out the why.

There was some filler in this story making parts a bit boring, filler that really had nothing to do with the story. It wasn’t out in left field, but it was trying to tie in some literary relevance. To me, it wasn’t needed and would have been a little better of a read.

These are just critiques. I really did enjoy the heart and meat of this story. It is a grippping tale of murder, questionable morals, friendship, vices, and the life behind a successful boy band.

If you want a look into L.A. psychosis and corruption, this is the book for you. I would like to read the next one!


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