The Shadows

Posted 26 August 2020 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The ShadowsThe Shadows by Alex North
Published by Celadon Books
Release Date: 7 July 2020
Genres: horror
Audience: adult
Pages: 336
Source: Book of the Month
Format: Hardcover
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Shelve it: Goodreads
Rating: five-stars


from the back cover

You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat.
Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.
It's not long before things start to go wrong. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.
It wasn't just the murder.
It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again...
The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man.

About Alex North

Alex North was born in Leeds, England, where he now lives with his wife and son. The Whisper Man was inspired by North’s own little boy, who mentioned one day that he was playing with “the boy in the floor.” Alex North is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.

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