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5+ stars for Between the Shadows: Lake Lanier Mysteries by @CasiMcLean #audiobookreview #timetravel

Title: Between the Shadows: Lake Lanier Mysteries, Book 3

Author: Casi McLean

Narrator: Kristin James

Genre: Time Travel Romantic Mystery

Book Blurb:

She never expected to confront deadly villains...let alone fall in love with one....

After her friend York encounters the ghostly image of a young woman, Mackenzie Reynolds seizes the opportunity to initiate a time jump, thrusting them back to 1865 Georgia. Resolved to thwart the girl’s untimely fate, Kenzi stumbles into a deadly conflict over a stockpile of stolen Confederate gold.

An injured Civil War survivor, James Adams, departs for home with a war-fatigued companion he’s determined to help. After pilfering a horse and kidnapping a woman, he never dreamed his hostage would steal his heart.

Kenzi and James must unravel a deadly plot while helping York save his ghost woman from a brutal death. But can she leave York in a violent past to save James’ life?

A gripping novel by award-winning author Casi McLean.

My Review:

Summary –

A ghost with a warning, a cache of stolen gold, Kenzi must go back in time to find the answers. After her friend York shares with Kenzi the ghostly vision, Kenzi goes back in time to 1865. She’s a bit disorientated but determined to save the young girl from death. What Kenzi doesn’t realize is that she’s in the middle of a deadly plot dealing with stolen Confederate gold. She’s taken hostage by a handsome soldier named James. Torn between helping her friend York and her newfound love, James, Kenzi has a difficult choice to make.

Narrator’s overall voice –

Kristin James is an excellent narrator, and her voice is well-trained. She gives each character a different inflection which adds to my enjoyment of the story. Her accent is soothing to those listening. Kristin’s performance is excellent and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Kristin James embodies each character and breathes new life in them. As I was listening, I found myself envisioning the story through Kristin’s narration.

Narrator’s reading style –

Kristin James has a voice made for audiobooks. Her voice is well-trained and takes on each character with a certain flair I’ve not heard before.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Kristin James brings the story to life. She elicits so much energy, the reader can’t help but become part of the story. When I finished listening, I wanted to listen to it all over again.

Narrator’s pacing –

Kristin James has the perfect pacing in Between the Shadows. She slows down when the scene calls for dramatic tension or flair. She speeds up when the story needs a pulse-pounding effect.

Audiobook flow –

The audiobook flows seamlessly as if Kristin James is reading one of her own stories. Kristin becomes part of what makes this such a gripping read/listen.

What makes this audiobook unique –

I’m a big fan of time travel romance and Kristin James performs it beautifully. The listener is whisked away to the past and the experience is unforgettable.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

Yes! It’s one of the best performances I’ve heard.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul, crossing genres from ethereal captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, ghostly encounters, mystical plots, heart-pounding thrillers, and sensual romantic suspense––all dusted with a sprinkle of magic.

Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious, hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies.

With suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour, you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel the heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more.

Newest on the horizon, A Switch In Time, is a time travel stunner where Casi teams up with her mother's never published manuscript in a unique novel that spans sixty-years in the making––creating a story ripped from today's headlines.

Twins unite when a cutting-edged medical mystery merges with high-tech crime solving, creating a pulse-pounding thriller in Virtually Timeless.

Casi's Deep State Mysteries series enters the realm of political thrillers, combined with NCIS Military and a hellastrong ghost you'll root for in Reign Of Fire, and The List––Alyssa's Revenge. Her newest work in progress completes the three-book series and is scheduled for release Spring 2021.

Watch the trailers on this page or on her YouTube channel:

Casi's signature series, Lake Lanier Mysteries, features a unique spin on romantic suspense time travel. Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta's man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, Casi weaves together page-turning suspense and star-crossed lovers in this three-book series. Toss in an almost believable time portal and Lake Lanier Mysteries will draw you in and hold you spellbound.

What if the excavation created more than a lake? What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future?

Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1

A RONE AWARD Finalist, Beneath The Lake

Won 2019 PRG Reader's Choice Awards for Best Time Travel

2016 Best Romantic Suspense

2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence

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Beyond The Mist, book #2 in Casi's romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Here is the trailer link:

Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don't miss this trailer:

Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection––five short stories with twists you'll never see coming.

Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction.

Find out for yourself why readers love to Discover The Magic Of Casi McLean's Books.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

2 comentários

Barbara Bettis
07 de fev. de 2022

Another great and informative review--Another audiobook to add to my list. Plus, it's such a neat story!!


Casi McLean
Casi McLean
07 de fev. de 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. As much as I love Beneath The Lake, book #1 in Lake Lanier Mysteries, I think Between The Shadows is my favorite in the series. This story came together so easily and Kristin KJ James narrates the two love stories so beautifully, I got lost in the story when I was trying to edit. Her voices range depicts the heros and heroines perfectly, and she brings my characters to life. I can almost see them in my mind. Kudos, KJ, for an amazing narration.

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