The Shadows by Alex North
Title: The Shadows
Author: Alex North
Publisher: Celadon Books
ISBN: 978-1-250-31803-9
On Sale Date: 7/7/2020
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

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…

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  • If you liked The Whisper Man, you’ll love this. Alex North has crafted a second novel which is just as gripping as his first and even scarier.  Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy, it’s about how the past encroaches on the present, and how dreaming influences reality, until in the frightening world of The Shadows, it becomes harder and harder to tell one from the other... and the nightmare takes over.

    Alex Michaelides Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient
  • Alex North
    Alex North Author

    Alex North is the internationally bestselling author of The Whisper Man, both an Indie Next selection and an Amazon Best Mystery/Thriller of 2019. He lives in Leeds, England, with his wife and son, and is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.