Source: Author Provided
Pages: 268 (Paperback)
Everything in Arabelle’s life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she’s even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears. Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her. Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.
The Shadows are familiar, disturbing close. They know everything about you, everything you’ve ever done, and they like to remind you when you’re low, making you fall deeper into them. Everyone has their own Shadows, each one taking a unique form. I think that is what makes this so great, it is relatable. All of us knows the feeling of your own personal Shadow leaning over your shoulder, just ready for you to doubt yourself and your happiness.
With a few faults, ARABELLE’S SHADOWS is a great read for those fighting their own Shadows, and fans of heavy contemporary/realistic fiction.