Darkness & Shadows is more than a thriller. It's an intoxicating mystery about lost love. It's literary fiction at its finest that's filled with emotional scenes that made me scream, cry, and clutch my hand to my heart. It's goddamn funny. It's layered and complex with engaging chapters that read with such fluidity that I'm filled with snarling jealousy at Andrew's skill.
You will fall in love with Patrick. His vulnerability, tenderness, determination, and bravery will make you want to scoop him up and kiss his face all over. You'll want to heal him, save him, fight alongside him, cheer for him... You'll want to do everything with him. And the supporting cast is simply phenomenal. Andrew has written one of the all-time best side characters you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
This is a story about damage and survival, about the past and the future, and about facing the truth behind the pain. I've never read a better mix of engrossing suspense that also slammed me with heartfelt and raw emotion.
-Jessica Park, New York Times bestselling author of Flat-Out-Love and Left Drowning.
Andrew Kaufman goes the extra mile when it comes to authenticity, and just when you think you have seen it all in crime fiction, a guy like this comes along and knocks your socks off.
- Robert W. Walker, critically acclaimed author of over fifty novels, including the Edge and Instinct Series.
Sometimes an author's first book is such perfection, you wonder if he/she is capable of creating another book that even comes close. Andrew Kaufman had no such problem with his second book. This novel of psychological suspense is a masterpiece. This story reached into the depths of my emotions, squeezed, and didn't let go...The gasping you'll do will come from the way Kaufman steps into your mind and takes control.
- Darcia Helle author of The First Kill , Enemies and Playmates, Into the Light
Intricate and unique plot, realistic and believable characters, mind blowing twists and turns--this is what readers will get in this thrilling novel from Andrew E. Kaufman. You will not want to put it down. It is just that good.
-Bitten by Books Reviews