Shadow Woman is gripping and a mind game from the first page to the last. I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this book. Linda Howard has drawn a realistic tale of ultimate betrayal and intrigue. It is difficult to tell which side is the good and bad in this book because the political intrigues and intricacies are handled so well that it leaves the reader guessing what’s coming at the end. This book is a keeper!
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and doesn’t recognize the face in the mirror. Not only that two years have completely disappeared from her life. As she begins to piece through what she does and does not know she discovers that there is a larger plot surrounding her than she realized she soon calls on little remembered skills to evade a mysterious spy. Xavier is a magnetic, lethal, attractive man and he’s been keeping tabs on Lizette for a long time. He is deeply embedded in the intrigues going on around Lizette and as she begins to remember the past he moves quickly to secure her as his own woman. There are those that don’t want Lizette to remember though, and they will do anything to prevent her from living to tell about the secrets they all keep. Xavier must move quickly to save the Lizette before the secrets get them both killed.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.
Strange memories soon begin to surface and, along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn’t a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she’s being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What’s more, she can elude surveillance—like a trained agent.
Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help—but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn’t trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.