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To summarize Beneath the Shaodws in one word I’d label this book creepy. From the very first page, readers know all is not well with this family, this house or this community. Grace and Adam had not lived in the cottage he had inherited from his grandparents long before tragedy struck. Waiting for her husband to return from a walk with their infant daughter Millie Grace catches a glimpse of something on their door stoop. When she opens the door, there is Millie safe and sound in her pram, but there is no sign of Adam. Adam has vanished. The police assume he’s run off but Grace is positive he would not have left them. So where is he?
A year passes and Grace returns to the cottage. She says it’s to sort through and pack up Adam’s family’s things before she sells the cottage, but deep down, Grace wants closure. She wants to know what happened to Adam. Grace is spooked by every little shadow and sound, but there always seems to be a perfectly good explanation for the events. She and Adam hadn’t really met the other villagers when they had moved in the past year, but now, slowly Grace does. She meets a handy man in town and hires him to help with some renovations to make the cottage more attractive to potential renters or buyers. She meets the daughter of a neighbor who had watched over the cottage while Grace was home with her parents, and then the neighbor herself. While the woman is friendly and almost motherly, there is an undercurrent in their household that Grace can’t quite figure out. Read the rest of this entry »
Adam, Grace and baby Millie leave the hustle and bustle of London to settle in a cottage in North Yorkshire that Adam inherited from his grandparents. The area is beautiful but isolated. The cottage seems to have its own personality and is filled with the possessions of Adam’s grandparents. Grace is confident the family can adjust and be happy there.
One day, Adam leaves a note for Grace that he has something to discuss with her when he returns from walking Millie. Grace is curious, but as the old grandfather clock ticks away the minutes she begins to get nervous. It seems that Adam has been gone a long time for a little walk. When Grace hears a noise at the door, she opens it to find her daughter, Millie, in her carriage but Adam is nowhere near. Grace calls the police and a search is immediately conducted but with no success. It appears that Adam has disappeared without a trace. Read the rest of this entry »