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“This book was dark, emotional, and so so enjoyable.” — Reedsy Review

“This book was one of the best books I’ve read.” — Reedsy Review

“An absolute must read!” — Reedsy Review 

“I went on an intense, mysterious, action-packed, and emotional roller coaster experience with S.C. Shannon.” — Readers’ Favorite

“Masterfully written” — Readers’ Favorite 

“Among the best books I have ever read” — Readers’ Favorite 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Readers’ Favorite

All she wanted was revenge—until she got it.


When Savannah abandons her old life for a new beginning, her attempts to forget lead her right back to where she started. One day, a mysterious book appears in the mail, giving her a temporary escape from reality. But soon she realizes that this book’s story echoes the past she’s been running from. How does the author know her secrets? And who wrote it?


Soon, Savannah’s real-life exes start dying in suspicious circumstances just like in the book, and Savannah discovers that the book’s protagonist is seeking revenge and murdering her enemies.


The lines between fiction and reality begin to blur and Savannah wants it to stop, and fast. She wanted her exes to pay, but not with their lives. Can she find the homicidal author before it’s too late?


With the help of a private investigator, Savannah must face her demons to save her future before the past returns for its final chapter.

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Praise for What Lurks in the Shadows 

“Shannon has my respect and praise for having written such a gripping and phenomenal plot.” - Readers’ Favorite 

“[This] debut novel offers a fusion of apocalyptic fiction, SF, and horror that chronicles a family’s struggle to survive after civilization collapses… Shannon delivers the goods by creating characters that are identifiable and emotionally compelling… utterly readable … a highly entertaining, speculative glimpse of the end of the world.” - Kirkus Reviews

“I have never read a book that made it so difficult to take a break, and it’s just crazy how each chapter kept reeling me in further.” - Readers’ Favorite 

What Lurks in the Shadows is an action-packed adventure through the end of the world and what comes after.” - Reedsy Discover 

“If movies like A Quiet Place are your jam, you'll have a blast reading What Lurks in the Shadows. S.C. Shannon weaves a gripping survival tale filled with tension and intrigue that will have you biting your nails in anticipation of what's going to happen next.” - Readers’ Favorite 

“S.C. Shannon’s vivid descriptions of the characters and the different settings made what I was reading come alive.” - Gina Magee, Author of Twisted Roots 

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S.C. Shannon Receives Literary Award

The BookFest 2022 Award Horror / Monsters

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S.C. Shannon Receives Literary Recognition 

2022 Best of Indie Kindle Book Awards semi-finalist for Horror / Suspense

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The end was just the beginning . . .

Twenty-year-old Grace has a front-row seat to the end of the world after mysterious blackouts and a shock of bombings disrupt cities across the nation. What was once the perfect suburban life has become a daily fight to survive. All that was, now gone forever.

Determined, she prepares for what the future brings, armed with her sharp instincts, the desire to protect her loved ones, and her iron will to survive.

Just as Grace and her family begin to adjust to this new and uncertain environment, a terrifying threat emerges from within the darkness—a threat more petrifying than the apocalypse itself . . .

Told from two points in time leading up to one epic showdown, this twisty, suspenseful, and chilling account of a modern post-apocalyptic tale is a ride readers will never forget.

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Something is out there…

It has been eight months since Henry and Jane were uprooted from their upscale, luxurious life in Central Park South in New York City. The apocalypse came and now every day is a struggle to survive. Then one night as they are looking for somewhere to call home, something terrifying emerges. 

In this short story from the What Lurks in the Shadows universe, Henry and Jane finally come face to face to a threat that will forever change the world as they know it. 

Will they be able to survive what comes at Nightfall? 

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Background Story

S.C. Shannon grew up in Southern California with a love of reading, travel, and now—wine. With a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in forensic psychology, Shannon uses her expertise and technical knowledge to breathe life into her thrillers. Her debut novel, What Lurks in the Shadows, won a BookFest Award in horror and was a semi-finalist for Kindle’s Best of Indie in 2022. Currently, Shannon still resides in the Los Angeles area and is working on her next novel. 

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