In the canyons of shadow and light by Emily Donoho (Book Review #786)


In the canyons of shadow and light is a psychological thriller set in 2004, New York. The story begins with Alex Boswell, an NYPD homicide detective, introspective, world-weary, and cynical man. He seeks justice in an injustice world, and crimes happen at frenzied promptness, which causes an alarming sensation of doubt for our protagonist.

Alex is not sure what is happening, but he senses a deteriorating mental condition from his colleagues and himself. That is how the story sweeps you on an adventure and story about death, memory, mental illness, and accepting vulnerability.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The book was a delightful read, and I enjoyed the tangle of cases like the death of an autistic boy in a care home or a deadly armed robbery in Harlem. They all geared towards an exciting, thrilling read.

The literature and the frame of storytelling were agreeable. I also enjoyed Alex’s relationship with his work partner, his complexity, and authentic writing. The author has the potential to create good work, and I look forward to reading more from her.

I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys fictional thrillers.

Written by Jeyran Main

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