The Shadow Friend
From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Whisper Man.
'If it had happened to you, you would have run away too.'
Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace. Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened.Â He's never gone back home. Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's finally time to stop running.Â
It's not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there's someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him.Â And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck. Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder?And can anyone stop it happening again?
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.Â Then it's terrifying. And then . . . well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk.Â An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' - A. J.Â 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.Â Damn, but Alex North can write!' - Stuart MacBride