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Reviewed by Sierra Edelen for Readers' Favorite
An old camera, mysterious photos and a series of murders... Hailey Sloan is like anyone else, just trying to pave her way as a photojournalist. But when an old camera comes into her possession while helping her grandmother clean the attic, her life will change monumentally. A picture mysteriously shows up at the end of the reel on Hailey’s 'new' camera and it is a stunning photo of a red-haired woman, a dead woman. After tracking down where the body is, Hailey meets Officer Braden McGregor and so begins a challenging trial for everyone involved as more pictures show up. Follow Hailey Sloan in Shutter to Shudder as she tries to solve the murders before she herself gets caught in the trap.
Vicki Stewart knows how to write a thrilling novel and proved just that in Shutter to Shudder. It was filled with amazing plot twists and had a very good balance of themes and elements to the story line throughout, as well as good character development. The book is overall really well rounded, though I did feel the ending was a bit short and slightly dissatisfying with the abrupt conclusion. I enjoy when a story has an afterword to the end of events to show how the characters are progressing with their lives once the madness has ended. It adds more relatability and humanizes them, showing readers they don't constantly have crazy things happening in their lives. Still, Vicki Stewart did a wonderful job with her writing and created a riveting story for readers. I highly recommend Shutter to Shudder.