Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shadow Play (Tracker Series #1) by Christie Palmer Book Review

A small town in the mountains of Marshall, Montana is being plagued by an unknown entity. It’s mutilating and killing the women of the town. At his wits end the Sheriff of Marshall has nowhere to turn but to a friend. A friend, with the abilities to track and kill any prey. 

Ryder doesn’t normally do mortal issues. However, he can’t turn his back on a friend. Besides he is the best at what he does. After all he is a Tracker, an ancient race with unparalleled abilities to track down any prey. With one of the three essential elements: Taste, Touch or Smell. Heartless and cold, Ryder knows what needs to be done and performs his duty without feeling. 

Kyra, an Air Element and the only female Elemental Enforcer, is sent on a fact finding mission to Marshall, by the Druid Council. She needs to find out exactly what is happening in Montana before the Tribunal goes in and kills everyone.

The last thing she expects to find is a Tracker, and is even more surprised to find out that he is on her side. But can they get past their initial feelings upon meeting and the sexual tension? Or will the evil that is living in the mountain kill them both.

Ryder and Kyra must learn to work together to destroy the shadow and save Kyra from a fate worse than death. When pure evil is involved is love enough?

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Shadow Play was a breathe of fresh air for me. I read a lot of YA and sometimes I venture out and read an adult book. This book took me by surprise because it had everything in a book I love! It had action, suspense, romance, and a surprising ending. I love when the author keeps you on your toes and keeps you guessing what is coming up next. In this case Palmer kept us on our toes the entire book. Nothing was what it seemed and when everything came into view I was like WOW I did not see that coming.

Shadow Play is about a tracker Ryder who comes to town for his friend because their are women who are being murdered for no reason. The Marshall is at his wits end and he needs help so he calls upon the tracker Ryder who is the best at what he does. He posses the three elements taste, touch, and smell and with that he can hunt down anyone or anything. When he gets to the town what he finds takes him by surprise because he never expected to see an elemental enforcer in town.

Kyra is sent by the council to find out what is going on in town. The council is ready to destroy the town but they send Kyra to investigate. When she gets there and finds a tracker she is shocked that he is actually on her side and wants to help her find the killer. As they work together and Kyra is in danger Ryder falls for Kyra buut what can happen between them because they are not supposed to be together. Will Kyra let her heart love Ryder or will she deny her body the pleasure it seeks? Will they find the killer in time before he takes Kyra out? This is such a great read give it a go!
Christie was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Ut. She lives less than a mile from the home she grew up in. World traveler she is not. But what she lacked in travel she more than made up for in her imagination. Within her vivid imagination she has traveled the world over as well as different worlds and different times.

She works a full time day job to pay the bills but looses herself in books and her writing whenever possible.

She is a loving mother of two wonderful children that she admits she is obsessed with. She has been married for 18 years to a very tolerant man that is grounded in reality in order for her to fly to the heights of her own imagination. 

She started writing when she was a teenager after reading a book that she didn't like the ending too. Took a hiatus to raise her wonderful children but has dedicated herself to becoming a published writer for the last several years.


  1. Thanks for stopping by Burt, and of course Kaidan for hosting me and the awesome review.

  2. Thank you guys! I loved this story and need book two ASAP!

  3. Sounds great! Awesome post as well:)


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