New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Child of Shadows

Child of Shadows

(1990)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
The author of Fury opens his new novel with a bizarre and grisly murder set in the dank catacombs beneath New York City's Grand Central Station. The victim is a young boy whose heart has been torn from his chest--and the police discover another boy lurking in the shadows. He is Adam, an odd-looking, bald-headed mute who lives in the network of tunnels which links the subway system; he scrounges for food among rats and garbage. Melissa, a social worker discouraged by the ineffectiveness of the system, goes so far as to quit her job and whisk Adam away to the supposed safety of a small rural community. A herd of sheep is slaughtered; soon bodies start dropping all over town. The boy proves to be the bearer of many unusual and disturbing talents. The real interest of this compelling story lies not only in the twists and turns of the plot but in the exploration of Melissa's psychological history. Her motives and fears are realistically depicted, giving the action conviction and immediacy.

 
Used availability for John Coyne's Child of Shadows


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

October 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Child of Shadows
Author(s): John Coyne
ISBN: 0-446-51555-8 / 978-0-446-51555-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Child of Shadows
Author(s): John Coyne
ISBN: 0-9896060-5-8 / 978-0-9896060-5-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Moon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Child of Shadows
Author(s): John Coyne
ISBN: 0-446-36124-0 / 978-0-446-36124-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for