The Shadows

The Shadows

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...

The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man.

Title:The Shadows
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250318039
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    The Shadows Reviews

  • _ngallagher

    Fun but I prefer The Whisper Man!...

  • Miranda Reads

    Hey all! I've read my way through 200+ books to bring you this Booktube Video - all about the Best 2020 Books (so far this year!). Was it strange to think of the dead as friends? 25 years ago, Pa...

  • Meredith

    “Red hands, red hands, red hands everywhere.”3.5 starsThe Shadows is a psychological thriller about lucid dreams that end in murder. 25 years ago, a group of teenage boys participated in a rit...

  • Mary Beth

    3.5 stars rounded up!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 someth...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***I have been hesitant to write this review because this book wasn’t at all what I expected from this author. I loved The Whisper Man, everything about it, therefore I was highly an...

  • megs_bookrack

    When Paul Adams was a teenager, a classmate of his was brutally murdered. Due to Paul's closeness with the deceased, he was immediately suspected, accused and arrested of the horrific crime.His mother...

  • jessica

    dont read this before bed. its about creepy lucid dreaming and spooky ghosts and the combination is a sure recipe for nightmares. i did enjoy this, though. while not as strong as 'the whisper man,' it...

  • Farrah

    All 5 ⭐s for the PERFECT reading experience!! I loved this awesome book! Creepy, dark and suspenseful, with a plot that hooked me from the get-go. The Shadows is a horror story at its core but flirt...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    *** Warning*** You are about to enter the unpopular opinion zone...if you can't handle it, you might want to leave. Okay guys, I wanted to love it sooo much! I really did...but...it was just okay. The...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!i haven’t been able to concentrate on much lately—i’m living out some quarantine-edition of Time Enough at Last, where i’m prevented BY LAW from doing much more than finally ca...