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One Sunny Morning Los Angeles Bookseller And Aspiring Mystery Author Adrien English Opens His Front Door To Murder His Old High School Buddy And Employee Has Been Found Stabbed To Death In A Back Alley Following A Loud And Very Public Argument With Adrien The Previous EveningNaturally The Cops Want To Ask Adrien A Few Questions They Are None Too Impressed With His Answers, And When A Few Hours Later Someone Breaks Into Adrien S Shop And Ransacks It, The Law Is Inclined To Think Adrien Is Trying To Divert Suspicion From HimselfAdrien Knows Better Adrien Knows He Is Next On The Killer S List

10 thoughts on “Fatal Shadows

  1. says:

    5 April 2019 Buddy re readJust as good as the first 2 times Loved it Adrien is an amazing character As for Jake. well he still frustrates me..The writing is solid The backyard was vaguely familiar like so many yards out of my Southern California childhood There was a cactus garden in the center of the patio, which featured a built in barbecue In the jungle of weeds stood a rusted swing set, gilded in moonlight I could make out the roof of an empty dog house behind tufts of dead ornamental grass I probably read this again just to read the two words that started it all Okay, baby

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    I m surprised by how much I liked this It was slow and it dragged a little and the mystery was a bit sloppy and the villain was meh and Adrien s inner monologue could be irritating if you let it.But still, I can t describe how much I loved the writing I now understand why some people claim they would read the telephone directory if a certain author wrote it Well, when it comes to m m crime mystery romantic suspense, I ll read whatever Lanyon writes.And, by the way, Detective Riordan Oh, Detective Riordan So little page time, so little dialog, and yet you were easily the most captivating character in the novel I can t wait to read about you.

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    2015 After an embarrassing number of rereads, I ve decided to up my rating from 3 to 5 stars for the first book, because I can t view this book separately from the rest of this fantastic series any anyway So, there.2013Isn t it nice to root for a male lead who is such an adorable cookie The 32 year old Adrien runs a little bookshop in LA Getting his hands on rare detectives makes his heart beat faster ah, the effect books can have on us book nerds Speaking of Adrien s heart it does tend to over accelerate whenever he gets into a frenzy, a souvenir from a brush with asthmatic fever And lately, Adrien gets into frenzies a lot You see, his high school friend and employee suddenly gets brutally murdered Everything seems to point at a hate crime And if that isn t terrifying enough, the cops apparently want to frame Adrien for the murder The fact that he receives roses with threatening cards and creepy phone calls doesn t prove a thing to them He s probably just another hysterical ho mo sex ual Worse, Adrien also decides to give dating a shot again after an abstinence of 8 months..It hardly comes as a surprise that all goes wrong, horribly wrong Fatal Shadows was such an enjoyable, charming read I haven t come across this dry sense of humor in a while In terms of blazing intensity and sizzling hotness, this one doesn t leave much of an impression though The suspense was entirely by the book as well, meaning that you mustn t expect exciting plot twists or shocking turns of events In fact, if you re all about well plotted mysteries, you will probably find this one dull I usually don t find out who the murderer is until I m slapped in the face with evidence, but even I immediately picked the culprit.Oh well, despite the rather forgettable mystery elements, Lanyon makes sure everything runs smoothly, is quite amusing book 2 really brings the witty one liners and Adrien s potential love interest seems both promising and deliciously complicated A Dangerous Thing, here I come

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    I know I know, I m a bit too late with my excitement and my new discovery of a F CKING ADORABLE COUPLE But better too late then never, right SoA late reading has it s advantages also.I knew already before the reading That it is one of the best MM series we have.That it is one of the best MM couples we have.I just need to add Josh Lanyon is one of the best MM writers EVER.I LOVE his writing LOVE IT Do I need to say I ask myself WHY FGS have I waited so long to start with the series And the answer is very simple It is like a dessert We eat it at the end of a a three five seven course menu It is my dessert now So Well done, Lena And now.during all of youpoor poor friends.have to search for a right book.get exasperated with disappointed instalments of other serieshoping to find something valuablesomewhat at least a little bit comparing to Adrien with an e English MysteryI can just seat back and be pleased with the next how much enough to make you jealous sequelsthat are supposed according your reviews to be better and better and better I m in love Already Am I easy For Josh Lanyon YES My third of this author He is great GREAT For Adrien English YES He is very promising AndI have a weak spot for writers Always have and always will have So a perfect MC for my taste YEAH For Jake Riordan YES Mmmmmm.Tough, smart and sexy copDominant Delicious It is a VERY BEGINNING And a VERY GOOD start for a super series Now I m hooked, addicted, drugged I WANT MORE OF THEM AND I CAN HAVE IT WITHOUT A LONG WAITING A late reading has it s advantages also.

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    A mystery with almost no romance whatsoever and very little sex content For me Oy, this book was so not my thing in theory But I surprisingly enjoyed it and the promise of what s to come is making me itch for I think the fact that this was an excellent audiobook really helped its case In fact, it is well worth continuing with the series just to hear Chris Patton speak.All in all, a promising start to a series I will hopefully come to love.

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    I m writing this review after finishing the entire series I have to say I went back and rated every single book 5 stars What can I say, this series has officially joined my all time favorites, Adrien and Riordan making it into my most favorite couples Forever These books might not have such complicated mysteries and for some people, they might drag a little, but after finishing the entire series, I don t have the heart to give anything less than 5 stars and I can t exactly rate each book separately since the romantic relationships develops in stages and reaches completion at the end of the series.I seriously don t understand why I waited so long to read these books After finishing the series, I tried to immediately start another book from Josh Lanyon, but I simply couldn t bring myself to say goodbye to Adrien and Jake Book hangover It s real people I ended up rereading the entire series instead Actually, I reread the parts that my favorite boys are interacting since I already knew the mystery My main complaint is that I haven t had enough of these two I seriously want another book A 6th book There wasn t nearly enough I wanted a lot to happen between Adrien and Riordan Then again, the suspense, the constant wondering and worrying over their relationship while I was reading this series was very unique and I enjoyed every second of it No wonder I am addicted I really enjoyed this first book It got me hooked after all I was patient while reading this book regarding the romance I was really curious to see how these two connect considering their personalities and how they met each other What immediately captivated me was Adrien himself I love him so much and I really enjoyed reading the story from his eyes He is smart, stubborn, witty and kind He is such a beautiful soul He has a unique sense of humor and the way he deals with everything that life throws his way is simply amazing and moving Despite being judged by many people during most of his entire life, he judges no one and does not hesitate to lend a helping hand This world needs human beings like him.Then there is Jake Riordan He is an equally captivating character He is a selfish jerk in certain parts of the series and he knows that , but he is the kind of jerk that does things for his loved ones that no other soul is ever willing to do, and that s why his selfish actions can cause serious damage People we love are the ones we should fear since only they have the ability to hurt us the most Jake cares for Adrien in a way that no one else can, since he understands Adrien the way no one else does I love him I love everything about him and I know some people think he is too selfish and Adrien deserves someone better but I understand why Jake acts the way he does and I can t blame him when I consider his circumstances Who knows what I might have done in his place I also understand why everyone else blurs in Adrien s vision when Jake is present His physical presence is overwhelming and there is a delicious tension when he and Adrien are in the same room He is a complicated flawed character and I enjoyed rereading the series even since this time, I actually knew what was going on in his head in each scene It s amazing how his smallest gestures count In my opinion, Jake and Adrien are perfect for each other and I seriously can t get enough of them They are MADE for each other The way they switch from flirting to hostility and back again, the way they constantly bicker and get on each others nerves and the way they reveal their deep love for each other with small gestures and words is simply perfect.The writing is wonderful I m officially a Lanyon fan I plan to read all his books His supporting characters are also very unique and strong and easy to become fond of and the crime stories are nice enough to captivate the reader.At the end, the Adrien English series is a must read if you are into m m novels and I strongly recommend it

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    Five stars for being effortless and entertaining, slyly funny and utterly charming This is true comfort reading Adrien is our amusing gay antihero, a simple guy who owns a bookstore that specializes in mystery novels He s also a murder suspect Policemen Chan and Riordan arrive on page one to question Adrien about the murder of his childhood friend and employee The mystery isn t terribly complicated yet it s still engaging I was never certain of the identity of the killer and once it was revealed I found him her sympathetic, even till the end Because killers are just misunderstood, right They just need a little love.One thing that struck me as odd was the sudden affection for Adrien that Riordan showed at the end If I hadn t already been aware of the love story, that fondness would ve come out of left field The two men certainly interacted enough but there wasn t much relationship building, and I don t know Riordan s character well at this point.Still, that single baby got my heart started It illustrates the power of every word, every sentence A short novel like this can have as much sway over a reader as any epic For a straightforward book, the writing is unique and never boring I found myself laughing at the random humor every other page and overall enjoying myself.Fatal Shadows delivered a slow, easy seduction so complete it left me mystified at the end And ready for .

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    After re reading this one yet again I figured it was time to finally write a review for it as well I also changed my rating I normally don t do this, but I have re read and enjoyed this series so many times already that a higher rating is definitely deserved That said, this first book is my least favorite of this series This is usually the case for me, when I start a series, because the first book is always of an introduction into the series The second reason that this is my least favorite, is the lack of romance and steam in this one I can do without the heavy steambut I do love my romanceThis is a mystery series though and I am a big sucker for mysteries Alsosince I have read every single book in this series already, I can tell you not to worry, because the romance will come.and so will the frustration and angst.Now about the storyAdrien 32 is a smart and very witty bookstore owner and writer he writes crime novels He is also an amateur sleuth All in all he is a big geek I myself absolutely adore Adrien..he is awesome He is also quite sick, he suffers from a heartcondition ever since he has asthmatic fever when he was young He suffers many symptoms which get worse when he gets upset or excited..So when his best friend and employee is murdered, leaving him as a suspect, it does cause a bit of a strain on his already damaged heart The big blonde cop investigating said murder causes a bigger strain thoughJake is what you would call a big, sexy, intimidating and homophobic homicide detective Jake was quite an asshole at times and I would love to say that his jerky behaviour is very fleeting but it s not I wanted to punch him in the throat many many times in this series PLike I said beforethere isn t much of a relationship in this book Its ends with a very little hint at one though For methis was all I needed to want Definitely one of my favorite MM series

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    Wow, this was unexpected 4 solid stars.A great start to this series I didn t expect to get so invested into the story I ve read it in one sitting and even if I guessed the killer s identity, the author surprised me a lot I jumped right into the next book But I am only sorry we didn t get of Adrien and Jake in this one.

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    O.M.G The very first Lanyon mystery I stayed away from that series for a very long time, even though I ve been a huge Lanyon fan for several years, simply because I m usually too lazy to start a series that consists of so many novels Finally giving myself a shove and reading this very early Lanyon, where people still held phone receivers in their hands that were considered modern if they had a caller ID display, I noticed once again what I love about Josh Lanyon s work A hot but complicated law enforcement character who may or may not be gay and be a love interest to poor Adrien English, who is the lead MC in the novel.I liked Adrien, although he is the typical gay damsel in distress that we find in so many gay crime mysteries He s a trust fund baby who bought his own book store simply to give his life a purpose and is hoping to one day make it as a mystery author Together with a group of friends he discusses books, chapters they wrote and simply bitches about life and love or lack thereof.One of these friends is his college mate Robert a promiscuous gay guy who escaped his marriage and moved to West Hollywood to sleep through many beds while earning his money as Adrien s book shop assistant Rob is dead, though Killed in the backyard of his apartment.The police, especially Detective Riordan and his partner, are not a big help in relieving Adrien s fear that a serial killer might be on the loose It takes another dead body before Adrien can convince anybody that something fishy is going on I counted up to 5 side characters who could have been the killer and I admit I went for the one who didn t want to work on full moon nights But he might just have been a satanist or werewolf, so nice diversion, LOL.I found Adrien a bit on the weak side, which is natural, given his medical condition, so I hope that the next books will have him react to someone challenging Jake to give his boring life the spice it needs, hoping he doesn t have to sleep with every murderer, psychopath or maniac that crosses his path I m keeping my fingers crossed for you, pal.5 stars for this awesome mystery that obviously established one of the most prominent gay characters in m m fiction.