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The Shadows

By Alex North
The Shadows by Alex North
Author: Alex North
ISBN: 9781250318039
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ISBN: 9781250318039
ISBN: 9781250318046
ISBN: 9781250318039
ISBN: 9781250754578

"This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own. " – New York Times Book Review

Indie Next Pick: July 2020 • Goodreads #1 Most Popular Book: July 2020

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…

Alex North Charlotte Graham
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

"Delightfully disturbing”


“One of the more terrifying thrillers you’ll pick up this year.”


“Alex North's The Shadows is a haunting thriller that will leave readers unsettled in a way that only the best suspense novels can.”


"Before this twisty story ends, there are many surprises....a successful, creepy thriller. If you like Stephen King, you’ll probably like North’s new thriller, too."

Library Journal

"Expect to be electrified by the author’s total mastery of misdirection. This second stunning thriller firmly establishes North as a rapturous teller of tales."


"North follows up his sensational debut, 2019's The Whisper Man, with another terrifying spine-tingler... This heart-pounding page-turner is impossible to put down."

Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

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