Shadow Woman Jane Whitefield is the kind of old-fashioned woman who has no problem with the idea of giving up a thriving career to make a home… Shadow Woman Jane Whitefield is the kind of old-fashioned woman who has no problem with the idea of giving up a thriving career to make a home… Fiction Mystery and Thriller
Book Review

Shadow Woman

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Writer: Thomas Perry; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

Jane Whitefield is the kind of old-fashioned woman who has no problem with the idea of giving up a thriving career to make a home for the handsome doctor she's just married. But first, she has to wrap up one last assignment and help a small-time casino executive disappear before a pair of hitmen can kill him (and, not incidentally, her). Imagine how much fun a movie like Eraser would have been had it come equipped with a fully functioning brain, and you have some idea of the pleasures to be had in this adroit thriller. If you haven't already encountered Whitefield in Perry's Vanishing Act (1995) or Dance for the Dead (1996), don't be afraid to start with Shadow Woman. A-

Originally posted Jul 11, 1997 Published in issue #387 Jul 11, 1997 Order article reprints