After orphaned sixteen-year-old Sarah Whitman rescues a Doberman, her secret living situation is jeopardized. Shadow’s incessant barking has drawn unwanted attention from the authorities. Desperate to keep her pet, Sarah turns to an animal behaviorist, Dr. Claudia Griffin, only to be informed that Shadow barks because her house is haunted. Sarah is skeptical until a chance discovery reveals that she can see ghosts through Shadow by placing her fingers between her dog’s eyes — an act that inadvertently draws her into a deadly feud instigated by Dr. Griffin. Can Sarah find a way to save herself and Shadow?
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Jill Hedgecock knows first-hand that every rescue animal possesses their own “magic.” Her gifted storytelling, which has helped countless animals find their own forever families, now creates a fun, clever adventure for all to enjoy!
Former Executive Director, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
What I loved about Between Shadow’s Eyes was the mystery of it all, the not knowing. Ms. Hedgecock has a keen descriptive style that keeps a reader in suspense, always wondering whether a character is good or bad, lost or found, heading towards shadow or heading toward light. She creates a compelling protagonist in the woman Sarah, a person both terribly young and terribly old, caring for a rescue dog named Shadow. Ms. Hedgecock triumphs over other dog stories by making the dog a dog, with a prescience different from our own, with a different sense of mystery and a different sense of loss. Read this book. I guarantee you will keep turning pages, learning the answers with Sarah and Shadow, and likely you will find yourself wondering what your life would be like if there were a zipper-nosed Doberman who needed a home….”
Kevin Fisher Paulson
San Francisco Chronicle columnist
Jill is a master of detail that leaves the reader with vivid imagery of each setting. She doles out just enough new information in each chapter to stoke the suspense while gradually unfolding a mystery. If you like tales of dogs or paranormal activity, this will be an enjoyable read.
The Diablo Gazette
Between Shadow’s Eyes beautifully captures an amazing bond between a girl and her Doberman. This compelling story will transport you to a place where everything isn’t always as it seems. Jill Hedgecock crafts a world that leaves the reader begging for more. This wonderful journey explores the depths of a young girl’s strength, thanks to the undying loyalty of her beloved dog. Suspense and excitement grip the reader in a way that makes it all too easy to become engrossed in this exciting story of danger, suspicion, love, and hope. You won’t soon forget this amazing journey.
Sarah Whitman should be in high school, getting dressed for her prom. Instead, she is prematurely forced into the role of a grown-up, isolated by grief and a secret. Shadow, her adopted Doberman, who sees things that may or may not be there, is Sarah’s lifeline and, perhaps, her undoing. But for better or worse, the pair’s destiny is intertwined and their devotion to each other, unwavering. Between Shadow’s Eyes will reel you in close from the first few lines, then quickly shove you to the end of your seat, where you will remain through twists and turns, intrigued, until the surprising ending.
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