Celadon Books is excited to announce the next book by New York Times bestselling author Alex North, titled THE SHADOWS. It will publish on July 7, 2020.

THE SHADOWS follows Paul Adams, who returns home after a 25-year absence to care for his dying mother. In the process, he must confront his memories of a horrific murder committed by his childhood friend, a crime so shocking that it’s attracted a strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet. Unfortunately, the crime might not be as distant as it seems.

“First with THE WHISPER MAN and now with THE SHADOWS, Alex North has established himself as a wholly original suspense writer,” says Ryan Doherty, Vice President, Executive Editor at Celadon Books. “But what makes him such a special writer, and why people are reacting as positively as they have been to his books, is that they have so much heart. You absolutely love his characters, and thus love the books, even if they keep you up at night.”

North’s most recent book THE WHISPER MAN was an instant New York Times bestseller, called “poignant and terrifying” by Entertainment Weekly, and picked as one of Amazon Editors’ best mystery/thriller books of 2019.

North’s new novel will be published in the UK by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, and will be titled THE SHADOW FRIEND.

The Shadows by Alex North