Shielded Past by Patti Morelli

SHIELDED PAST - Patti Morelli




Shielded Past is riveting and full of suspense. So many questions need to be answered. We find out about Kate’s life in foster care after being abandoned by her mother. We meet Annie Collins, her best friend since their high school days.

Kate meets her ideal man and they purchase their dream home. This home was restored to its magnificent grandeur by her husband Gregg, and it is here that the intrigue begins. There is a light that shines every evening from the adjacent abandoned Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey, and with this, the suspense commences. We journey with Kate and Annie as they seek answers to the source of the light.

It is not only the light they are seeking answers to, Kate’s past is also in question. Her seemingly bright future becomes more clouded by the unknown as the questions multiply. Kate wants to know who she is and finds out rather quickly that she was lucky to be shielded from her past. The forces that must be contended with are both dark and light. The two are not always distinguishable, and knowing who to trust is not always obvious. When Kate finds out her real surname, it connects her to a family she never knew existed. With the help of her new found family the past is unravelled and the truth about her parents is revealed.

Kate must now live with the memories of the horrors that were inflicted on her loved ones. Meet the man and learn his reasons for torturing so many innocent victims. The suspense does not end here.

There are questions that still remain. Was there a connection to her dream home and her past? Why does Kate and all those who love her feel that she is in danger?


my though


3 ½ ★

I haven’t read any mystery/thriller books in a while and I was way overdue. So when I got offered the book for review I was super stocked.

It really sucked you in from the very beginning and I had a hard time putting it down at times.

The only thing I had an issue with, that it kind of read like a script for a movie or TV show. More in the beginning than the rest but it was sort of odd to read it like that, but like I said it got better.

Sometimes it did seem to be all over the place but it all made sense in the end.

We get multiple point if views throughout the book, which made it great and very suspenseful.

It will keep you guessing to the very end and has some nice twists in it.

Overall all I loved the story and it was a great book, plot and characters were fantastic and I’m glad I read it.

I rate it 3 ½ ★ because while I loved the book, the beginning was kind of odd to read as I mentioned and also there were quite a few spelling and or grammatical errors. Usually I don’t knock point s off for that in a review copy but this was the final copy you get to buy in a store and not an advance copy that still is going to fix those, and I should have been fixed before hitting the shelves.

So 3 ½ ★ it is.


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*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!





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