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The Shadow Friend

(2020)
(The Shadows)
A novel by

 
 
THE GRIPPING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE WHISPER MAN

The victim was his friend. So was the murderer.

'Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy' Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient

Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree murdered his friend and classmate.

For Paul Adams, it's a day he'll never forget.

He's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He's never gone back home. But when his elderly mother has a fall, it's finally time to stop running.

It's not long before things start to go wrong. A copycat killer has struck. Paul's mother insists there's something in the house.

And someone is following him.

Which reminds Paul of the most unsettling part of what awful day.

The fact that afterwards, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again . . .

'Alex North has outdone himself. The Shadow Friend is the work of a writer who is an absolute master of his craft' Jane Casey

'Echoes of the chilling Slender Man myth' Crime Monthly

Praise for Alex North


'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen

'First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then . . . well, dear reader, proceed
at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' A. J. Finn, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' Mark Billingham

'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!' Stuart MacBride

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Alex North has outdone himself. As terrifying as a great horror novel, as unpredictable as the best type of crime novel and above all beautifully written, The Shadow Friend is the work of a writer who is an absolute master of his craft. I couldn't begin to guess how the story was going to end but I enjoyed every second of the journey." - Jane Casey

"No one does 'Dark with a Heart like Alex North." - Sarah Hilary

"If you liked The Whisper Man, you’ll love this. Alex North has crafted a second novel which is just as gripping as his first and even scarier. Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy, it’s about how the past encroaches on the present, and how dreaming influences reality, until in the frightening world of The Shadows, it becomes harder and harder to tell one from the other... and the nightmare takes over." - Alex Michaelides


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-4059-3928-1 / 978-1-4059-3928-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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July 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Shadows (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-4328-8114-0 / 978-1-4328-8114-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-31803-3 / 978-1-250-31803-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 0-7181-8997-3 / 978-0-7181-8997-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shadows (International Edition)
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-77190-0 / 978-1-250-77190-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
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Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-75458-5 / 978-1-250-75458-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow Friend
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Celadon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA