Christine Feehan’s Shadow Rider is an incredible start to another fantastic series: Shadow. Shadow Rider, Stefano Ferraro, heads his family’s businesses, both legitimate and illegitimate. When he sees Francesca Cappello for the first time, his shadows tell him that she is his. However, Francesca is on the run after witnessing her sister's murder and might not stick around. The contemporary PNR takes place in Chicago. It is suitable for adult audiences.
I thought the plot was original and impressive. I enjoyed the concept of the Shadow Riders, a group that can manipulate shadows to serve justice. I appreciated how they manufactured their alibi. They are an interesting family that leads an honorable life. The story had fascinating twists and was well described. Being a Chicagoan, I love that the book primarily takes place there.
The character development was exceptional. I enjoyed Stefano’s personality. He leads a double life, one in the lime light and one he keeps hidden. He is very alpha, protective, and loyal to his family. I like that he explains to Francesca his need to know where she is. My heart went out to Francesca. She has no one left. She saw her sister’s murder and was tormented by the killer. She doesn’t want to get close to anyone for fear of them getting hurt. I liked everyone in the Ferraro family and look forward to discovering more about their personalities in future books.
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