“This was my first book by Cody McFadyen. It is a winner! The plot lines were intense, the characters had depth as well as very believable. Shadow Man is somewhat gory but if you don't mind that gore like me than you will really like this book. Smokey could really stand her ground throughout the who story. Talk about women empowerment. Remember this is coming from a book about a serial killer that was written by a man! That is saying something wonderful about Mr. McFadyen's writing style. You will not be sorry you picked up this book but instead will be sorry when it ends. ”Cheryl wrote this review Tuesday, May 20, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was not sure I would find this book as compelling as his Face of Death, but I did....Also a dark theme, but he does a great job with it.”Laura T wrote this review Thursday, April 24, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it.
I love the characters
The story line.
“It's borderline—a high two or a very low three.”cirrostratus wrote this review Wednesday, November 14, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an amazing first in series. Amazing thriller, scared the bejeezus out of me. A superb page turner. ”IYamVixenBooks wrote this review Sunday, May 4, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great debut and a fantastic plot. This is also not for the faint of heart as it is a bit gory. If you like Thomas Harris you're sure to like Cody McFayden.”BeckyL wrote this review Saturday, September 29, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First book by this author - a really good spellbinding book. Brilliant.
They took three days to find the girl: bound to her mother's mutilated corpse, shocked beyond speech.
FBI Agent Smoky Barrett, still reeling from a hoffific tragedy of her own, knows that if there's one case she had to take, it's this. Because the girl's mother wasn't just another victiim. She was Smoky's best friend.
The killer's first mistake?
Or the first move in a sickening, deadly game?”