The victim was his friend. So was the murderer.
Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking and unprovoked murder.
For Paul Adams, it’s a day he’ll never forget. He’s never forgiven himself for his part in what happened to his friend and classmate. 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, bringing back painful memories. Paul’s mother insists 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 ago.
It wasn’t just the murder.
It was the fact that afterwards, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again . . .
The Shadow Friend is a chilling, clever thriller that kind of creeps up on you, you don’t realise you are nervous until its time to sleep.. and you realise, yeah, that ain’t happening.
Aside from that it’s an intriguing mystery, steeped in an imaginary local legend that becomes more sharply focused as you continue through the read. A wonderful mix of horror, thriller and mystery that as well as being beautifully written is also unpredictable, edgy and compelling.