CLP Blog Tours Book Review: The Mountain’s Shadow by Cecilia Dominic

Cecilia Dominic is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and The Mountain’s Shadow


Some mistakes can literally come back to bite you.

The Lycanthropy Files, Book 1

First it was ADD. Then pediatric bipolar. Now the hot behavioral disorder in children is CLS, or Chronic Lycanthropy Syndrome. Public health researcher Joanie Fisher was closing in on the cause in hopes of finding a treatment until a lab fire and an affair with her boss left her without a job.

When her grandfather leaves her his multimillion-dollar estate in the Ozarks, though, she figures her luck is turning around. Except her inheritance comes with complications: town children who disappear during full moons, an irresistible butler, and a pack of werewolves who can’t seem to decide whether to frighten her or flirt with her.

Joanie’s research is the key to unraveling the mysteries of Wolfsbane Manor. However, resuming her work means facing painful truths about her childhood, which could result in the loss of love, friendship, and the only true family she has left.


While this isn’t my normal style of reading material, this book really had me hooked. The writing was really strong – from introducing us to the characters, setting the scene, and really unraveling a complex story filled with twists. I’m so curious to get to the next novel and see how the story continues. I’ll admit that sometimes I felt a bit over my head – I had to reread a couple of sections to try to make sure I was understanding each detail, because if you miss something small it could confuse the story. I’m one who likes to multi-task, such as watching football while reading, but that doesn’t work with this novel either! You really have to give it your full attention so you can keep up with it. But overall I thought this was such an intriguing read, and I hope you can get your hands on it!

4 stars

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