The Angel Maker

By Alex North
The Angel Maker by Alex North
Author: Alex North
ISBN: 978-1250757869
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ISBN: 9781250757876
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Whisper Man and The Shadows comes a dark, suspenseful new thriller about the mysteries of fate, the unbreakable bond of siblings, and a notorious serial killer who was said to know the future.

Growing up in a beautiful house in the English countryside, Katie Shaw lived a charmed life. At the cusp of graduation, she had big dreams, a devoted boyfriend, and a little brother she protected fiercely. Until the day a violent stranger changed the fate of her family forever.

Years later, still unable to live down the guilt surrounding what happened to her brother, Chris, and now with a child of her own to protect, Katie struggles to separate the real threats from the imagined. Then she gets the phone call: Chris has gone missing and needs his big sister once more.

Meanwhile, Detective Laurence Page is facing a particularly gruesome crime. A distinguished professor of fate and free will has been brutally murdered just hours after firing his staff. All the leads point back to two old cases: the gruesome attack on teenager Christopher Shaw, and the despicable crimes of a notorious serial killer who, legend had it, could see the future.

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ALEX NORTH is the internationally bestselling author of The Whisper Man and The Shadows. He lives in Leeds, England, with his wife and son, and is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.

Praise for Alex North

“Deeply complex and carefully crafted, this novel is a thrilling question mark all the way to the end, and it puts North’s storytelling skills on full display. … The Angel Maker, his best so far, is a superb addition to his already impressive oeuvre.”

NPR

“A story that combines lofty philosophical inquiries about fate and free will with the grisly legacy of a sadistic serial killer. ... Deep down it explores an endlessly intriguing : Is it possible to change the course of fate?”

The New York Times Book Review

The Angel Maker is creepy, in all the best ways… not one you’re likely to forget.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Everything in this story is connected in ways the reader can’t begin to imagine until a series of stunning parallels and revelations are disclosed. Wait for it!”

Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“North's latest thriller does not disappoint, weaving an intriguing cast of characters across multiple time periods into a story rich with layers and plot twists and perfectly suspenseful pacing. A delightfully bone-chilling tale.”

KirKus Reviews

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