Shelby Cort has had enough of working for a big-city police
department. Ricard De Chaux, the notorious le docteur la mort and ex-Paramount for the
Undead in France, has been escaping for years and now reluctantly works his way back
into human society. They meet in the small town of Shadow Bay, Michigan—Shelby as
Sheriff and Ric as the new county medical examiner.
When dead bodies start to pop up
in unlikely places and the killings go unsolved, Shelby comes under attack from town
officials, the media, and her own co-workers. She finds an ally in the new ME, both
grateful for his support and drawn by his exotic good looks.
But what Shelby doesn’t
know is that the killer isn’t human. What she also doesn’t know is that the cool, collected
Dr. De Chaux is by night Doctor Death, the new Overlord of the local Undead, whose top
priority is to protect his new charges. Doctor Death hides one piece of evidence after
another from the Sheriff, as all the while Ric fills Shelby’s off-duty time with longing and
When the killer goes after Shelby and all Ric’s secrets are on the line, where
will his allegiance fall?
“Wow, Ms. Roycraft, how do you do it? I simply devoured this book. The characters are among the strongest that I've ever met, the action, fast and furious, and Ric is to die for…I thought, after DOUBLE IMAGE and AFTERIMAGE, that Ms. Roycraft had done it all. Boy, was I wrong. I planned to read this book in "chunks" and then found that I couldn't put it down or get it out of my mind. I had to keep reading "just one more page." And now to find that there's to be another one... How do you improve on perfection?” ~Irene Marshall, Escape to Romance
“Ms Roycraft has yet another winner on her hands with the latest installment of her "Image" series. No need to compare her writing style to anyone else, for she is definitely in a class by herself. You will be riveted from the first page to the last, and if you are like me, will find it hard to put down. Well written characters that demand your complete and total attention. This is a series not to be missed. SHADOW IMAGE will be added to "My Keeper Self" as well, and I will be eagerly awaiting the next in the series.” ~Charlene Smith, Sime~Gen
“Ms. Roycraft brings us, yet again, intriguing characters that you won’t want to stop reading about...The story line is mysterious, involved and well done, and her characters are so realistic that you remember them months after finishing the story.” ~Thea Candee, The Romance Readers Connection
“SHADOW IMAGE works for me on every level, from thriller to horror to romance…if you enjoy a well-told story, intricate character depiction, and a read guaranteed to raise some chills, I can highly recommend SHADOW IMAGE.” ~Terrie Figueroa, Romance Reviews Today
“SHADOW IMAGE is a fascinating tale of vampires in a small town. Danger lurks in the darkness as Ric and Shelby work together to stop a killer before he kills again. The vivid descriptions made this reader feel a part of the story…Ms. Roycraft pens another exciting tale in her Image series with SHADOW IMAGE. Her multifaceted characters and well written storyline make SHADOW IMAGE impossible to put down.” ~Robin Peek, The Word on Romance