What happens when a rich client, three beautiful women, a shifty businessman, a gambler and a missing spouse are all suspected of murder? The results are a merry-go-round of shadows and lies in a house of cards with clues almost as old as Carson.
Greed, blackmail, infidelity, murder, serial killers and a twenty-year-old crime spin a tale that is practically unbelievable – with the truth masked behind a story that nobody wants told.
This old fashion ‘whodunit’ takes Carson Reno and his crew on a complicated adventure, which has too many victims and too many suspects.
Come along and help Carson find the clues and discover the truth as he tries to make sense of all the
Shadows and Lies
“Shadows and Lies” : The Review
By Nita Samantaray
This is for the second time I am reading Carson series, the first one was “Murder and more,” and the current one is “Shadows and Lies.” It is a detective story that binds its way through amazingly described settings; Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1960’s, and characters that come to life, in front of you. Darnell’s ability to describe and execute his virtual characters are superb. I got to know his main character, Carson Reno, as he is in the first person narrating the story. From the prologue, I felt as if, Author Darnell, had taken me into The Peabody Hotel’s lobby, where Carson has his detective office, next to the Down Under Bar. I didn’t have to guess what the characters looked like, no; I could see all of them, their quirks and mannerisms. It’s so damn real. The murder plot (or murders), is very intriguing, twist and turns, clues everywhere, multiple suspects— that make the amateur detective in all of us, ‘sleuth’ our way through the book. If you enjoy a detective and suspense novel, you’ll enjoy this one. Just when you think you figure it out, something happens. Full of intrigue and captivating characters, I loved this story. Reno is one of those unforgettable characters, and Darnell brings the pages to life, with his unique and formidable writing style. Reno grabs your attention and leaves you hanging on every single word. As always, I look forward to whatever comes next from Darnell’s pen and whatever hunt Reno will be on next.
I’m a big Carson Reno fan, and Shadows and Lies is one of the masterpieces! Alluring, suspects, intrigue… wonderful! I’m already excited at this moment for the next exciting mystery in this series. I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. And I would recommend this to you all with a big yes. Good job Mr. Darnell!