Book Review — Shadows at Dusk

18 Oct

I traveled north to Alaska in Elizabeth Goddard‘s latest romantic suspense novel, Shadows at Dusk, book 2 in the Missing in Alaska series. This one is a page-turner, so be prepared to settle in for excellent reading!

Montana Detective Trevor West is desperate to learn what happened to his sister, who went missing in Alaska over a year ago, leaving nothing but a few photographs as clues to her whereabouts. At the advice of Police Chief Autumn Long, Trevor enlists the help of an experienced bush pilot. If Carrie James can’t help him find the places in the photographs, no one can.

But Carrie has her own agenda. Grieving the death of her closest friend and the only person she could trust, Carrie will help Trevor find his sister on one condition–that he help her track down her friend’s killer.

As the two close in on the answers they crave, they’ll face dangers and connections they could not have imagined. They’ll have to learn to trust one another–and face the dark secrets of the past–if they are ever to discover the truth and bring a killer to justice.

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including Cold Light of Day and the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold nearly 1.5 million copies. She is a Carol Award and Reader’s Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award and HOLT Medallion finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. For more information about her books, visit her website at

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My Impressions:

Fans of romantic suspense are going to love Shadows at Dusk by Elizabeth Goddard. There is definite chemistry between main characters Carrie and Trevor. The two become a team while investigating the disappearance of Trevor’s sister and the murder of Carrie’s business partner. That’s right, two twisty mysteries to keep the characters and readers on their toes. Goddard kept me guessing — I just couldn’t decide who I could trust. And the path to truth is a hard one. Attempted abductions, plane crashes, fires . . . you name it and the author throws it at her characters! The plotting is very complex but it does come together in the end. Past experiences and present dangers for Trevor and Carrie serve to keep them wary of commitment, but this is a romantic suspense, so you know there will be a very satisfying HEA! And the depiction of the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness was a big bonus for this reader. I have traveled there twice in the past few years, and while I never experienced the bush, I did fly on a float plane and visited small communities. Shadows at Dusk brought all those memories back, while making me want to return one more time.

While Shadows at Dusk is part of a series and includes returning characters in minor roles, it can definitely be read as a standalone. But I recommend starting at the beginning — that gives you plenty of binge-worthy reading while awaiting book 3, Hidden in The Night, due out next year.


Audience: Adults.

(I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

One Response to “Book Review — Shadows at Dusk”

  1. Cindy Davis October 18, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

    Great review! Looking forward to reading this one soon!

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