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Interview with A. C. Haury, author of Shadows of Morrow


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Shadows of Morrow is a mystery novel that exposes the secrets that lay at the core of the Morrow Family. When you first meet this large and vibrant family, you are welcomed in as a friend, but slowly, you begin to see that there is a intense sadness laying just under the surface. The synopsis reads:

On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father.

Set in rural Fox Hollow, PA, Shadow of Morrow unravels a web of lies, deceit, madness and corruption. Can investigators crack the case before Tristan meets the same fate as her mother? And who is responsible for the disappearances? There is much uncertainty as the investigation unfolds, but there is one thing that is certain: Tristan Morrow holds the master key to the entire riddle.

Tell us more about the Morrow family.
Tristan Morrow is our feisty 15 year old protagonist. She is the youngest of the Morrow family, but she isn’t afraid to put her four older brother’s in line. She is tough, but kind, and fiercely loyal to her family, especially her father Jack. Strong, independent, and big hearted, Tristan Morrow is the heart of the family.

Jack Morrow is the staunch head of the Morrow Household, and father of five children, including Tristan. He is industrious, deeply committed to his family, and holds his feelings close to his chest. Stubborn and a bit rough around the edges, Jack has a soft spot for his family, especially his wife Catherine and daughter Tristan. A good friend to have in your corner, Jack Morrow is definitely not the type of guy you want to double cross.

Catherine Westfeld-Morrow is the beautiful, classy, and artistic lady of the Morrow Manor. She is an impressive cook, a warm hearted host who will welcome just about anyone into her home, and exceedingly intelligent. Her entire heart belongs to her children and her beloved husband, Jack. Cut down in the prime of her life, her absence and the memory of her, affects the entire Morrow family.

Shadows of Morrow is filled with memorable characters that will make you feel like you’ve known them for years. Some you will want to hug, while others you will want to give a swift kick in the butt!

What genre is it?
Shadows of Morrow is a mystery novel that can be classified as a General Mystery or a Women’s Sleuth mystery.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Shadows of Morrow will appeal to adult and mature teenage readers. There are characters of all different ages in this story, and there is someone for everyone to identify with. Shadows of Morrow‘s target audience is males and females age 18-35, however, I believe this story speaks to readers of all ages, and have received positive feedback from young and seasoned readers alike.

Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love Shadows of Morrow.
Gone Girl and Promise Not to Tell.

If you can do this without any spoilers, tell us about the end of the book.
The last sentence of Shadows of Morrow reads:

She was now nothing more than a gentle breeze, floating within and casting into oblivion.

As my readers read the last sentence of Shadows of Morrow, they should feel at peace. After the tumultuous roller coaster ride, readers will glide into the last page with a sense of ease and calm.

Have you written any other books that we should read next?
I am in the process of writing the sequel to Shadows of Morrow called The O’Mara Vanishment: An Elkhart Case File Novel. Also in January 2013, I released a small book of poetry titled, Scarlet Awakening, and it is available on and Kindle.

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?

My website is:

My blog is:

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
I am very active on Facebook and Twitter, please feel free to like or follow. Send me a message. I love to hear from readers!

Facebook: A.C. Haury
Twitter: @eire628.

What’s next?
I am knee deep in writing The O’Mara Vanishment and I hope to have it ready for readers on January 15, 2014. In the meantime I am looking forward to summer and connecting with readers!

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  1. Thank you! It’s great to see Shadows of Morrow on your site!

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