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!!> Epub ➤ The Shadows ➣ Author Alex North – Ordering-systems.info The Haunting New Thriller From Alex North, Author Of The New York Times Bestseller The Whisper ManYou 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 Than One CopycatPaul 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 HomeIt 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 AgoIt Wasn T Just The MurderIt Was The Fact That Afterward, Charlie Crabtree Was Never Seen Again After the runaway success of the creepy The Whisper Man, Alex North gives us this atmospheric follow up, with the return of Featherbank and Detective Amanda Beck 25 years ago, Paul Adams left the industrial town of Gritten, 100 miles north of Featherbank, for university to never return, making every effort to forget the murder of a classmate committed by Charlie Crabtree and Billy Roberts Paul had been in an uneasy friendship with them after his best friend, the bullied James, insisted on bec After the runaway success of the creepy The Whisper Man, Alex North gives us this atmospheric follow up, with the return of Featherbank and Detective Amanda Beck 25 years ago, Paul Adams left the industrial town of Gritten, 100 miles north of Featherbank, for university to never return, making every effort to forget the murder of a classmate committed by Charlie Crabtree and Billy Roberts Paul had been in an uneasy friendship with them after his best friend, the bullied James, insisted on becoming closer to Charlie Paul became concerned about Charlie, who led them down the path of lucid dreaming and incubation, and into the strange and frightening fantasy of a shadowy man in the woods, with the red hands Whilst Billy was prosecuted for his part in the killing, the sinister Charlie disappeared, never to be seen again, turning him into a cult figure and legend, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps, as through the years, copycat killings have occurred.Amanda finds herself on the scene of just such a gruesome copycat killing of Michael Price, in Featherbank, nearly beheaded by Elliot Hick and Robbie Foster, aided by an online user posting as CC666, possibly the missing Charlie, with inside knowledge of the original murder The investigation has Amanda going to Gritten, where Paul, now a university lecturer, has returned, his elderly, dementia suffering mother whom he has not seen in all these years, suffered a fall and is dying His mother s initial comments, informing him it is in the house, bring back his haunted memories of the past Despite his desire to be free of the past, he is unable to escape, meeting his old friend, Jenny Chambers again, perhaps the time has come for him to confront what happened all those years ago In a narrative where further murders occur, red hands are everywhere, there are ghosts, and dangers that refuse to subside in the present.North writes a beautifully creepy and compulsive novel that immediately captured my attention with the oodles of tension and suspense I loved the fascinating look at lucid dreaming initiated among the boys by Charlie, a charismatic, self assured and menacing teenager Whilst this was a brilliant read, I did feel that North crammed too much into the novel, resulting in confusion, reducing the clarity and impact of the main storyline Nevertheless, this was an entertaining and riveting read that I thoroughly enjoyed Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC Red hands, red hands, red hands everywhere 3.5 starsThe Shadows is a psychological thriller about lucid dreams that end in murder25 years ago, a group of teenage boys participated in a ritualistic murder One murderer was apprehended, the other, Charlie Crabtree, disappeared without a trace Linked to the crime, Paul Adams left his hometown without looking back Forced to return home to visit his dying mother, it appears a copycat is on the loose Paul comes to realize his mother has secRed hands, red hands, red hands everywhere 3.5 starsThe Shadows is a psychological thriller about lucid dreams that end in murder25 years ago, a group of teenage boys participated in a ritualistic murder One murderer was apprehended, the other, Charlie Crabtree, disappeared without a trace Linked to the crime, Paul Adams left his hometown without looking back Forced to return home to visit his dying mother, it appears a copycat is on the loose Paul comes to realize his mother has secrets that link her Charlie Crabtree As he starts digging into the past, Paul s mental state slowly unravels, leading one to question his sanity.The narrative alternates between Paul s past and present Also thrown in are some chapters from Detective Amanda Beck s who appeared in The Whisper Man POV While there are some interesting elements at play, especially those involving lucid dreaming, it took some time for The Shadows to spark my interest Paul feeds the reader bits of information slowly He sets the tone and the pacing of the narrative, which is slow, melancholy, and tense Ghosts, lucid dreams, and shadowy figures play a role However, the creep factor is minimal, at best Paul is an interesting, unreliable narrator who constantly had me questioning events from his POV Amanda doesn t play a huge role, but I do think she might show up again in a future North book The Shadows isn t The Whisper Man, and I wasn t expecting it to be Several moments caught me off guard, and I was way off about the present day murderer Charlie Crabtree s character is intriguing, but the reader only sees glimpses of him through Paul s eyes I would have liked to see a lotof Charlie In the end, some elements of the plot were never fully developed or resolved, and I was left asking questions and feeling underwhelmed At the same time, some aspects and characters were intriguing, and I find the idea of lucid dreaming to be fascinating The pace is slow, but the tale is certainly interesting I received a free copy of The Shadows by Alex North from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review 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 friends25 years ago, Paul Adams experienced the worst day of his life One of his friends was ritualistically murdered by two other friends Charlie Crabtree and Hague The police pick up Hague and he goes to jail but Charlie was never found Some say he s been living out in the woods ever since.Now, 25 years 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 friends25 years ago, Paul Adams experienced the worst day of his life One of his friends was ritualistically murdered by two other friends Charlie Crabtree and Hague The police pick up Hague and he goes to jail but Charlie was never found Some say he s been living out in the woods ever since.Now, 25 years later, Paul s mother is suffering from dementia and takes a spill down the stairs in Gritten the hometown where the murder happened She s in hospice care and reluctantly Paul comes back to the town that haunted him so long ago The sky above was dark blue and speckled with a faint prickling of stars No answers to be found Meanwhile, Detective Amanda from Featherbank stumbled upon a grisly ritualistic murder committed by two teens against a classmate She ends up tracing it back to Charlie Crabtree and Paul Through flashbacks, we learn that Charlie believed in lucid dreaming and that physical manifestations and murders are possible With Paul s nightmare s coming in faster and faster, he begins to wonder if Charlie was right all along What are you dreamingJust when I think the author couldn t top the Whisper Man, this absolutely GORGEOUS gem shows up Stunning.I loved how Alex North teeters on the edge of supernatural vs natural for his books it s so fun and a lil bit spooky to watch the characters navigate the world.I enjoyed how the two storylines came together with Detective Amanda and Paul circling each other and the events until they come together to solve the murder.The flashbacks worked really well Each time we went back in time, another kernel of truth was released The pacing was perfect for this.All in all, this was QUITE a fabulous book and I m so excited to have read it I received a free physical copy of THE SHADOWS by Alex North from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 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 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 inspiredthan one copycat.Paul Adams remembers the case all too well Crabtree and his victim 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 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 inspiredthan 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.I loved The Whisper Man That was such a great book I loved the first half of this book I love supernatural in my thrillers I loved the lucid dream premise It was so creepy and bizarre I thought it was clever I thought it was going to give me nightmares, but Thank God it didn t I thought the dual timelines were a little confusing for me and it took awhile to get use to it I thought there were to many characters to keep track of There also was a part of the book that I thought didn t add up I just loved The Whisper Man so muchI was a little disappointed I thought that close to the ending that the book was all over the place Too much happened all at once I really did enjoy this book a lot It kept me flipping the pages to see what was going to happen next I just didn t love it I can t wait to see what what the author is going to come up with next I am excited to read it I want to thank Macmillan for sending me the free ARC of The Shadows by Alex North in exchange for an honest review

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