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

  • 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 a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • megs_bookrack

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

  • marilyn

    Alex North's, The Shadows, is oozing with atmosphere. The Shadows are the thick, dark, creepy woods behind the houses of Paul and his best friend, James. If a person is not very careful, he can ventur...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I think I've come to the realization that, if I'm only continuing with a book to see how it ends, then I need to put it down and move on. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy....