Mourning the death of her grandfather, Nick Straga, and the loss of her love, Daniel Torrelle, Kay Straga buries her sadness deep within her guilt ridden, broken heart. Although Kay marries Jake Crane, her heart retains its love for Daniel. More than twenty years later, Kay's daughter, Sydney, becomes the target of an elaborate plan by Reid Jeffries to seek revenge on Kay for a sin long ago committed, but not forgotten. Daniel Torrelle returns to Kay to protect her and her family, only to destroy family harmony and unlock the secret of his and Kay's past. A secret, that once divulged, keeps her locked in its clutches, from which there is no escape.
Release Date: June 15th 2012
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This is the sequel to Finelli's Behind the Shadows book which had received very good ratings on Goodreads and when I was asked to review this book I was very intrigued. It seemed that not reading the first wouldn't put off getting along with Fading Shadows... I think I was wrong.
I only think I was wrong because I felt like there were more factors than just missing the first part of this story that I didn't like. Firstly and the main part, I should have read the first one as I was missing parts of the story and I did get lost several times. I felt there were far too many characters to get to know and many side plots that I am not sure that Finelli kept up with it all either. The ending is disappointing, possibly even more so when you have just got to the end of a mediocre book and it has an abrupt ending.
I do normally enjoy mystery stories and I found this one to be very disappointing, again I should have read Book 1 but there was just something not making me turn the pages as quickly as I have done with other books in this genre. I might one day take a look at the first book and start over but for now it's going on my 'confusing' pile.