For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily’s movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always — but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily’s secret. But when Lily’s father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily’s mother have been hiding secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris — and Lily’s own identity.
The Shadow Girl is a chilling, mind-bending mystery filled with stunning twists, haunting reveals, and a realistic setting with a supernatural touch that’s perfect for fans of Before I Fall and If I Stay.
About the Author
Jennifer Archer is the author of Through Her Eyes, as well as several novels for adults. Jennifer lives in Amarillo, Texas. You can visit her online at jenniferarcher.com.
Jennifer has been a finalist twice for RWA’s Golden Heart award and in 2006 was a finalist for the prestigious Rita Award and a nominee for a Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award. Her debut Young Adult novel, THROUGH HER EYES, was an April, 2011 release from Harper Teen. She has taught creative writing and has presented numerous talks and workshops for educators, students, writers’ organizations and bookstores.
The mother of two grown sons, Jennifer lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, Marge and Harry.
Not sure I have a shadow girl of my own unless you count my daughters.
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Denise Z says
Mine is the younger, more adventurous me, she dances and sings without inhibition, and will talk to anyone she comes in contact with 🙂
I don’t think I have a shadow girl, but it might be a childhood friend. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Beth W says
My shadow girl is the youth I was, the one who had a dream and pursued it, the know-it-all stubborn girl who would never admit weakness or uncertainty. She died when I went to college, but the memory of her is there.
The other comments are more rivoting than anything I could come up with.I have no idea of whom mine is.
Bellas Bookshelf says
I believe my shadow girl is my guardian angel. goodness knows I was a silly young gal and I got out of it all unscathed. I remember a voice telling me “dont do this” “dont trust this person” “dont go there” etc. I’m glad I listened! Thank u all for the great giveaway
I don’t believe mine is a girl, I think mine is my first love who was murdered when we were 18. He is always with me, always encouraging me to do things out of my comfort zone. He was a special boy, and I am lucky to have been loved by him, and to have loved him as well, and to have him with me still. He had such a big heart, and cared for everyone. He was murdered for sticking up for someone he didn’t know, but saw him being bullied, the bully stabbed him to death for being a good person. So, yes, I think he is my shadow person. ♡
I`m not sure I have a shadow girl, might nice tho
June M. says
I don’t think I have a shadow girl…if I did it would probably be a younger, more adventurous me 🙂
I do not have a Shadow Girl.
After her husband died, Tess Gallagher began a poem with the line, “Now that I am never alone…”. I have felt the same way since my sister Tami died, although I don’t think of her as a Shadow Girl, more like a trail blazer.
Guess I don’t have any…
I don’t think that I have a Shadow girl…though I loved reading about others’ shadow girls. 🙂
My younger sister. We are 13 months apart and have always been competitive but very close. Our son’s were born five days apart;)
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I think there would be too much to deal with, with a Shadow girl. I think that would be a lot of work! Thanks so much!