The Shadow Writer by Eliza Maxwell @tlcbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theshadowwriter

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review for this dark story about obsession. Thank you so much Lisa for my invitation to this tour.🖤

My Thoughts

Obsession. Manipulation. Lies.

This book was in a word UNPREDICTABLE! A crazy ride! A plot full of twists and turns and characters with agendas you are never privy to. Eliza Maxwell has crafted a dark disturbing tale about obsession and manipulation. Unreliable, unlikable, self serving narrators who left a bad taste in my mouth. I am still baffled as to how we got from that first chapter to the last, but it sure was entertaining getting there.

Here is a quote from the book I think all my book reviewing/blogging/Bookstagramming friends Will appreciate…

“A person writes a book out of ego, reads a book out of hope, and recommends a book out of love.”

This book really is about the confounding, needy, obsessive relationship between Laura and Gray. Laura is an influential book blogger who is married to a successful author. Graye is a grad student with aspirations of being an author and a dark past. Neither of these characters were tremendously likable and I had a hard time connecting with them. I felt as though neither of them really let the reader see inside,. As a rule I am a fan of unlikable characters, but I need them to be completely fleshed out. I felt as though Laura and Graye were always keeping me at arms length, this might have been by design but it kept me disconnected. In spite of this I could not put this book down, I needed to know where it was going. This was one of those books that kept zigging and zagging, swirving all over the place, I never knew what was coming next. Enthralling, unsettling, and ultimately satisfying!


*** many thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Every writer has a story. Some are deadlier than others.

Aspiring author Graye Templeton will do anything to escape the horrific childhood crime that haunts her. After a life lived in shadows, she’s accepted a new job as protégé to Laura West, influential book blogger and wife of an acclaimed novelist. Laura’s connections could make Graye’s publishing dreams a reality. But there’s more to Laura than meets the eye.

Behind the veneer of a charmed life, Laura’s marriage is collapsing. Her once-lauded husband is descending into alcoholism and ruin and bringing Laura nearer to the edge.

As the two women form a bond that seems meant to be, long-buried secrets claw their way into the present, and the line between friendship and obsession begins to blur, forcing each to decide where her loyalties lie. Running from the past is a dangerous game, and the loser could end up dead.

Purchase Links

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Have A lovely day!💜


9 thoughts on “The Shadow Writer by Eliza Maxwell @tlcbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theshadowwriter

  1. I feel like the older I get and the more books I read, unlikable characters are really great to have and I end up enjoying them more than the actual hero of the book. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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    • Thank you! Yes same! I’d venture to guess I’m older than you so I really appreciate those unlikable characters!😉


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