Author: Digger Cartwright
Title: The House of Dark Shadows
Genre(s): Literature and fiction; Contemporary fiction
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Review: From the moment I started reading The House of Dark Shadows I fell in love with Digger's writing style. It is quite apparent how well versed he is with writing and the English language. The description of Alex Rommel gave me insight into his suffering, as well as his rigid belief system. I could tell exactly the kind of man he was through Digger's elegant portrayal of him. As the story quickly develops, Alex decides to take a risk that goes against his instincts and personal values. It seems apparent that he decides to take this risk in an effort to move forward from his devastating past of losing the love of his life when she decides to walk away from him. The mystery of her disappearance haunts Alex throughout the entire story even after he meets a woman through the online dating site. Although his new love interest, Hope, seems to be the perfect woman for him, readers learn that there is something awry. There were moments throughout the novel when I thought I had everything figured out, but Digger creates an elaborate plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I recommend it to anyone who appreciates excellent writing, intriguing and mysterious plot lines, and character development.
Book Description: "Alex Rommel, a debonair Charleston playboy, is skeptical about online dating. When he encounters an old college buddy by chance, he learns his friend has found love over the internet. Tormented by demons from his past, a contentious land deal, the memories of the woman he loved, and his sexually insatiable secretary, Alex wades into the shadowy world of internet dating only to find the woman of his dreams—a French freelance journalist, Hope. Just when he thinks he has found true happiness, Alex’s relationship takes a mysterious turn, and he finds himself immersed in Hope’s world—one plagued by a nagging mother, lies, and drama. As pressures mount in the relationship and in his business dealings, Alex, torn between love and reality, finds himself questioning Hope’s motivations. As the sinister web of deceit and danger slowly begins to envelop him, Alex frantically searches for the truth. Not knowing who to trust or believe and with time running out, Alex must summon the courage to face the truth before the doors close and he is locked in the house of dark shadows forever."
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