What I love the most about Alex North’s writing is that he makes you feel like you are there in the story with the characters experiencing everything they are feeling and seeing. He has a way of bringing creepy, ghost story vibes straight into his writing which makes if feel like you are listening to a true horror story at night next to your growing fire.
I was a huge fan of his first novel, The Whisper Man, mainly for its atmospheric feel and that it had me hooked from page one. The Shadows has a similar feel, and some familiar characters. While you don’t need to read The Whisper Man to enjoy this novel, I found that it was heart warming and exciting to see Detective Amanda Beck again and really put that extra layer into the story.
If you’re looking for a book that will give you chills and keep you reading late into the night, then look no further than Alex North. He is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine, and I hope to see him expand even more into the characters he’s created as he left the ending open enough for just that.
On another note, I listened via audiobook as well as read a physical copy and both were extremely enjoyable. Personally, I enjoyed the physical reading experience better. However I really enjoyed both narrators chosen in the audiobook.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Celadon Books!