Stranger Things meets Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER? Count me in! Let’s talk Alex North’s deliciously creepy new thriller, THE SHADOWS.
Last year, we were all obsessed with Alex North’s THE WHISPER MAN (PW Best Book of Summer 2019! 2 starred reviews! Indie Next pick! LibraryReads pick!). In THE SHADOWS, North offers another terrifying supernatural thriller full of emotional twists and plot curveballs.
Two teen boys committed a gruesome murder influenced by a ghostly figure that supposedly haunted them in the woods–and in their dreams. Twenty five years later, Paul Adams, (a friend of the two) still wracked with guilt for not stopping the heinous crime, returns home to care for his dying mother. As she sinks further into dementia, long-buried secrets, and a copycat murder in a neighboring town, threaten to drag Paul back into the woods…
If you read THE WHISPER MAN, you know heart-pounding plotlines with hints of the supernatural elevate North’s writing from thrills to true chills. THE SHADOWS is no different–expect murky dream sequences, shadowy figures, and twists that keep you guessing. But that’s not all! THE SHADOWS also explores mother/son bonds, issues of guilt, and coming to terms with your past.
“The complex plot shifts smoothly between past and present with numerous unexpected twists. An overwhelming atmosphere of doom and disaster hovers over the perennial darkness of the nearby woods. This heart-pounding page-turner is impossible to put down.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review