Thursday, June 23, 2022

Shadow of the Gypsy by Shelly Frome


Book Description:

A nemesis out of the past suddenly returns, forcing Josh Bartlett to come to terms with his true identity.

Josh Bartlett had figured all the angles, changed his name, holed up as a small-town features writer in the seclusion of the Blue Ridge. Only a few weeks more and he'd begin anew, return to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and Molly (if she'd have him) and, at long last, live a normal life. After all, it was a matter of record that Zharko had been deported well over a year ago. The shadowy form Josh had glimpsed yesterday at the lake was only that—a hazy shadow under the eaves of the activities building. It stood to reason his old nemesis was still ensconced overseas in Bucharest or thereabouts well out of the way. And no matter where he was, he wouldn't travel thousands of miles to track Josh down. Surely that couldn't be, not now, not after all this.

My Thoughts:
Such a good, good read.  If you like mystery and suspense, you will love this book.  There are so many twists and turns that I wasn’t sure which way it was going.  I LOVE that.  It wasn’t a cookie cutter mystery but a well written one.

The characters were great.  I liked the authors writing style and descriptions.  This is one of those books that you are going to read and sit there afterwords saying wow.   Such a good read.  


Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'Shadow Of the Gypsy'!

  2. Thanks, Ashley. It's so gratifying when someone truly gets it. Best, Shelly