Author Liz R. Newman
This reviewer received a pre-pub manuscript of An Affinity For Shadows for review. This reviewer found the manuscript in need of some editing.
An Affinity For Shadows is the story of two friends, Kate and Tabitha from different backgrounds who were roommates in college that became friends despite their backgrounds.
Kate became a Television journalist while Tabitha went her own way after college. Kate, centered on her career lost touch with Tabitha after sharing an apartment with her. Kate was serious about her career while Tabitha was more of a party girl.
The 9/11 attack happened while Kate was working on her on air show. She and her friend Gibbs went to tape a spot for her show. Gibbs had a heart attack and passed on the spot while holding the camera on his shoulder. Later she meets an enigmatic man, Sal (who is the Marques Sal Oliveri), who is unknown to Kate and thinks little of him at the time.
Because of Gibbs death and Deenie who was sleeping with the boss, Kate was having a hard time dealing with life in general, and love in particular. Kate wondered if she was even capable of loving after being asked to be the Maid of Honor at Tabitha’s wedding even though they haven’t seen each other in over four years.
Because of a rare medical condition and a man in Kate’s life, things didn’t go very well for either Kate or Tabitha. The Tabloids caught Kate in disarray slipping on ice and snow as she ran out of the Church during the ceremony.
Now was the beginning of Kate’s PTSD and her questioning her life, and if the love of a good man would ever be a part of it.
Kate works on a new show while she also takes a vacation in Italy until Tabitha shows up in need of her friend Kate. Here she meets Sal again and things change for Kate in ways she could never have dreamed of.
What transpires next is only for those that read the book. It is engrossing, funny, and tragic with some interesting exchanges between Kate and Tabitha, especially while they are both in Italy.
This reviewer can only award three out of five stars for this manuscript, but with judicious editing, would award a solid four and a half stars out of five to An Affinity For Shadows by Liz R. Newman.
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Robert J Medak
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