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EPUB Ö Search the Shadows ô Haskell Maloney was cruelly orphaned when she was just a baby Now, twenty two years later, she receives confirmation of the bitter truth she always suspected the fallen war hero whose name she shares was not her father Her quest for answers and a personal history brings Haskell to the famed Oriental Institute in Chicago, a city in which her mother lived and thrived before her strange, untimely death But by rummaging around in the darkness, Haskell s exposing much than she bargained for And now she s racing against the clock to discover who she really is and why someone is suddenly determined to kill her I liked it until the ending, but It is still a read worthy book, I m just very picky personally to give something a lot of praise,ect I like the fact the author was very educated and esp on this subject and after I read it I found out she had passed away 4th re read of the year for Barbara Michaels done Barbara Michaels, the pen name for Elizabeth Mertz, was an Egyptologist for her other career It s expected that the accomplished woman who want to sneak Egyptology themes and settings into even her Gothic work under the Michaels name Even if this book is set with a museum curator s work, there is nothing about artifacts and Egyptology here instead the protagonist Haskell, obsessed with her mother s death and who her father may actually be, i 4th re read of the year for Barbara Michaels done Barbara Michaels, the pen name for Elizabeth Mertz, was an Egyptologist for her other career It s expected that the accomplished woman who want to sneak Egyptology themes and settings into even her Gothic work under the Michaels name Even if this book is set with a museum curator s work, there is nothing about artifacts and Egyptology here instead the protagonist Haskell, obsessed with her mother s death and who her father may actually be, is digging through another sort of potent history, her own biological tree.The premise is sound, the pacing as structured as can be with this kind of story, but the plot is too calm It s not enough to warrant a full length novel, so there is lagging.An attempt or so on Haskell s life paints a gothic splash, suspense is only there toward the end during a confrontation with the big bad, and the mystery while not obvious exactly isn t that interesting because by the end I didn t care much who the real father was Romance is in the background to where I wasn t sure who she d end up choosing, but I was happy with the choice when it was made.I do wish something different had happened with the elderly museum director, however I think there was emotional potential when she discovered who he really was to her Tragedy cut those strings too abruptly.Overall this is an average read Michaels writing style is addicting to me, so I could easily keep reading, but it s a story that passes through the eyes and then out the brain again Just not memorable If you re new to Michaels, start elsewhere, but if you re a fan, it s worth a read Amazingly, this is the first Barbara Michaels I ve ever read It was a good page turner, and the mystery was satisfyingly atmospheric in its gothicness and twisty with its misdirection The romance, however, felt sort of tacked on at the end I was pleased to have a romance with an intentionally unlikeable heroine, for a change She s rude and selfish, snide towards all other women, and feels very little sense of guilt over neglecting her relations She also does not hesitate to use any tools av Amazingly, this is the first Barbara Michaels I ve ever read It was a good page turner, and the mystery was satisfyingly atmospheric in its gothicness and twisty with its misdirection The romance, however, felt sort of tacked on at the end I was pleased to have a romance with an intentionally unlikeable heroine, for a change She s rude and selfish, snide towards all other women, and feels very little sense of guilt over neglecting her relations She also does not hesitate to use any tools available to her to achieve her own ends, including people But of course, she is also beautiful and unaware of it, feeling that her dark coloring makes her unattractive in comparison to her fair skinned and fair haired mother This makes pretty much every man she encounters willing to view spoiler literally hide spoiler walk over fire to help her.I read this for the 2017 Romance Bingo It fits the Gothic Romance square, as it has most of the elements of gothic literature, except the usual supernatural one, if you discount several characters who seem to have almost psychic thought connection or leaps of intuition Search the Shadows tells the tale of an orphan who heads to Chicago to discover her her real father was It s a serviceable mystery, but it s not up to the usual high Barbara Michaels standard.