Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Silver Shadow (True Colors #1) by Liz Tolsma


A Shadowy Figure Is Intent on Harming Denver’s Women
Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

Denver of 1900 is still a dangerous place to be following the silver crash of 1893. And of out of the dark comes a shadow intent on harming women. Ambitious young Denver newspaper reporter Polly Blythe is searching for the big story that’s going to launch her career. On Friday evening, August 24, 1900, she gets her break when two women are cracked over the head within a two-minute walk of each other. But policeman Edwin Timmer thwarts Polly’s ideas of a serial criminal. . .until the shadowy figure strikes again. Will the reporter and the policeman team up to find the culprit before her strikes too close for comfort?



About The Author

 Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, their son, and their two daughters. All of their children have been adopted internationally and one has special needs. Her novella, Under His Wings, appeared in the New York Times bestselling collection, A Log Cabin Christmas. Her debut novel, Snow on the Tulips, released in August of 2013. Daisies Are Forever released in May 2014. When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. Please visit her blog at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@LizTolsma). She is also a regular contributor to the Barn Door blog.



My Review


We begin this book with the mugging of several woman who are out after dark on the streets of Denver in 1900, seems that no woman is safe, and why is this happeing? We meet a young woman that is wanting to prove herself, Polly Blythe wants to do more than just woman fluff articles! She soon becomes personally involved in the attacks, and goes upon a mission to find the culprit.

We also meet Police Detective Edwin Timmer, who ultimately ends up with a personal reason to catch the Shadow, and we get to meet him and know how much he cares, and his struggles.

The author does keep you guessing as to is the Thug, and she also gives us a bit of sweet romance, along with not knowing whom will be hurt or killed next.

Be sure to read the author's notes at the end, and learn how much the author has enjoyed writing these True Crime Stories, and how the real story played into this fictional read.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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