The Shadows

The Shadows

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"The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man 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.."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Celadon Books,, 2020
Edition: First U.S. edition, First international edition
Description: 323 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781250318039
Branch Call Number: Nort
Additional Contributors: North, Alex, 1976- Shadows


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debwalker Jul 21, 2020

Fantastically creepy summer read.
Good Reads interviews Alex North: "Twenty-five years ago, two teenage outsiders murdered a schoolmate. They had developed a fantasy world around lucid dreaming, and believed a sacrifice to the mysterious figure they both saw in their dreams would allow them to escape the real world forever. And after the killing, one of the boys disappeared and was never seen again. In the present day, Paul Adams—who knew the killers and their victim—returns to his hometown for the first time in years. Paul thinks the past is over and done with, but the nightmare is about to begin again."

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