Saturday, June 6, 2015

Shadowshift - by Peter Giglio - Quite an imaginative tale of family

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Peter Giglio is a name I've been familiar with for some time, most likely from his work as Executive Editor of Evil Jester Press and his presence on Facebook, but for some reason, I've just never gotten around to reading any of his work. After reading Shadowshift, I'm going to have to keep an eye out for more from this talented writer.

In this tale, Peter has proven himself to be an accomplished storyteller with particular skill in delivering real conversation from his characters, particularly the pre-teen girls. He also has quite the imagination.  I was drawn into the story immediately with an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue and although the tale required a willing suspension of disbelief, it was none the less enjoyable.

Shadowshift is filled with little touches throughout that just brought everything down to earth. Example, one of the lead character's in the book is a horror novelist and her literary agent has three beagles named, Larry, Moe, and Curly.  That just made me stop and smile. Another character plops into his easy chair, channel surfing, and lands on Pawn Stars (who doesn't do that)?

One other nice touch was the recurring theme of Lou Reed's Perfect Day throughout the story. Loved it.

Shadowshift itself is really dark and twisted and if I have any complaint at all it's that the book is just too darn short, coming in at a mere 171 pages.

Available now, from Darkfuse, as an e-book through, Shadowshift can be read at no additional charge through Kindle Unlimited and if you subscribe to Amazon Prime you can read it for FREE as your monthly selection through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.


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