Peer Pressure, Family Struggles, Homelessness, Rape, Stalking, Death. Shadows of the Past; A Suspense Novel by Sherry Moore

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Based on a true story, "Shadows of the Past" deals with a teenager, Samantha Higgins, who is pulled between peer pressure at school, and trying to keep up the perfect image for her mother. When Sam makes some crucial mistakes, she finds herself suddenly living on the street. Alone and vulnerably stubborn, she finds refuge in an older man named Kyle, who promises to care for her. Her world is suddenly turned upside-down, however, when the man she trusts turns violent. How long will Kyle keep her captive, how long will she be able to endure the violence, and if she does escape, will he find her? Find out in "Shadows of the Past" - the next best seller.

MOST READERS will be glued to their seats until this book has been read from start to finish. At a time when teenagers are struggling to communicate with their parents, comes a story that some will relate to, and most will not be able to put down. Author Sherry Moore has opened up her own life as she shares this harrowing story that is based on her own experiences.

POWERFUL, ASTOUNDING, RIVETING. Sherry Moore’s Shadows of the Past is absolutely the most captivating novel I have ever read. My heart stopped. My temper flared. My hands literally trembled as I read. You simply must read this novel. I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down! KJ Hamilton, Author.

SHERRY MOORE’S BOOK, “Shadows of the Past” addresses a lot of the social problems in America. This book opens the reader’s eyes not only to the terror endured by the main character, but to the deranged thoughts of her obsessive abuser. Sherry Moore keeps the reader on his or her toes through each chapter of this book. Sarah Richard, Degree in Sociology; Studies social issues in teenagers and young adults.

“SHADOWS OF THE PAST” is a disturbingly realistic portrayal of vulnerability manipulated by psychopathic evil. Put this book on you “must read” list. Reviewer, Midnight Reader.


"I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK – it’s one of the best I have read in a long time. Suspense, love, sad, happy; all entwined into one book. It was so awesome and intriguing that I couldn’t put it down. I am definitely recommending this book to all of my friends and family. Don’t pass this one up – a MUST READ!" - NC Book Worm, Book Store Owner

AUTHOR SHERRY MOORE is a true talent among talents. “Shadows of the Past” is a story of self-discovery and courage and you find yourself compelled to continue on so that you can find out what happens next. It was a book that I couldn’t put down, no matter how late the hour became. Sherry artfully builds characters that you find yourself not only drawn to, but relate to – sometimes in ways that you wouldn’t expect. Her book has depth and profound insight into the power that we have and don’t realize. A must read for everyone I know. Sherry is a rare find and “Shadows of the Past” reflects a true treasure. Stephanne Patten, Author.


In addition to “Shadows of the Past”, Sherry Moore has published a children’s chapter book, “Jason’s #16 Dream", as well as a preschool picture book. She also has other illustrated chapter books and preschool books that she is planning to get published.

Aside from her writing and being a mom to two wonderful children, Sherry also visits schools and gives motivational speeches about writing. She receives a lot of wonderful letters back from the children, which inspires her just as much as those she inspires.

To read more about the author, please visit her website at


ISBN 1-4137-2988-6

232 pages

October 2004

“Shadows of the Past” is available at:
Ingrams and other wholesalers

And can be ordered through most bookstores.


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