New Release & Review – Unlocking Shadows by Kennedy Layne @KennedyL_Author @inkslingerpr

Book & Author Details:

Unlocking Shadows by Kennedy Layne
Publication date: September 18th 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense

Unlocking Shadows.jpgGwen Kendall spent ten years in the Navy and used the last four to create a life for herself she could be proud of away from the confines of her overprotective family. Being the only woman in the Kendall clan tended to be a bit overwhelming at times.

Chad Schaeffer had been hired on to help restore an old farmhouse for one of the returning Kendall siblings. He’d heard about the trouble the family had encountered and honestly didn’t want to go anywhere near their properties. He had a change of heart when he saw the most recently returned Kendall sibling stepping out of her car with a key in her hand.

Gwen had waited a very long time to have a place to call her own, just as she had waited for the right man to share her life. One night of seduction convinces her she’s found both, but someone wants to take it all away. It’s been said that old houses retain a piece of each person who has lived there, but she never counted on the dark shadows wanting a piece of her.

Series Blurb: Their homecoming wasn’t so welcoming. Four brothers and one sister each gave twelve years of their lives to serve their country and fulfill their family’s legacy of service. As each of them return to their home of record, they weren’t prepared for what awaited them–an unforgivable sin that has been hidden for twelve long years. Secrets and lies are concealed in the dark shadows of the very town they were raised in, and the Kendall family will have no choice but to rely on one another to unravel the sinister evil that they all hold the keys to unlock.


Public Service Announcement (again) – I strongly suggest that you read the previous  books in the series before getting started with this – you may be confused by the cast of characters and and the plot references otherwise.

So, what does this chapter in the story give us?  Still no answers.  Tension ramping up.  Suspects galore.  Another sibling finding love.  This time, Gwen.

As with all the tales in this series, the romance doesn’t play second fiddle to the overarching plot arc, yet the character and relationship development are not neglected.

This was one of my favourites in the series thus far.

There’s still a lot to wrap up.  I for one, look forward to learning the identity of the killer.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



purchase links

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Unlocking Fear – Keys to Love #1

Amazon (Universal Link) | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

Unlocking Secrets – Keys to Love #2

Amazon (Universal Link)

Unlocking Lies – Keys to Love #3

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iBooks | Kobo | B&N

About the author

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant.

They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.

She loves hearing from readers–find out how to connect with her at

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