10 February 2021

The Shadow Box | Book Review + Giveaway


After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn’t know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin, who is running for governor, is her prime suspect.

Just before the attack, Claire was preparing for an exhibit of her shadow boxes, one of which clearly accuses Griffin of a violent crime committed twenty-five years ago. If the public were to find out who her husband is, his political career would be over. Claire’s certain her husband and his powerful supporters would kill her to stop the truth from getting out.

When one of Claire’s acquaintances is murdered, the authorities suspect the homicide is linked to the attack on Claire. As the dual investigations unfold, Claire must decide how much she’s willing to lose to take down her husband and the corrupt group of elites who will do anything to protect Griffin’s interests and their own.

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: February 1, 2021


Get ready for a read full of mystery and suspense!

With some back-and-forth and multiple perspectives, the story surrounding Claire Beaudry Chase unfolds. After being attacked and left for dead, she does not know who to trust. Her husband has a lot on the line—a lot to lose—should the truth come out, so he must be responsible somehow. Of course, uncovering what really happened cannot be that easy, and the investigation proceeds with plenty of twists and turns.

I enjoyed Luanne Rice’s The Shadow Box. As the story progressed (not necessarily linearly), I had to keep reading because I just had to know how it would end. It kept me guessing from beginning to end, and I am glad that it proved to be such an entertaining, intriguing, satisfying read. Definitely pick this book up if you want something psychologically suspenseful.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five novels that have been translated into twenty-four languages. In 2002, Connecticut College awarded Rice an honorary degree, and she also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saint Joseph. In June 2014, she received the 2014 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award for excellence as a literary artist.

Several of Rice’s novels have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love, for TNT; Blue Moon, for CBS; Follow the Stars Home and Silver Bells, for the Hallmark Hall of Fame; and Beach Girls, for Lifetime.

Rice is a creative affiliate of the Safina Center, an organization that brings together scientists, artists, and writers to inspire a deeper connection with nature, especially the sea. Rice is an avid environmentalist and advocate for families affected by domestic violence. She lives on the Connecticut Shoreline.


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  1. Thrillers like this are always exciting to read and now I'm curious about this marriage and why the character would showcase a piece that would implicate her husband.

  2. This sounds like a great story. The political candidate sounds like he is up to no good. Wonderful review.

  3. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours