The Shadows is an excellently written novel about the gruesome murder of a child in a small town and how stories evolve over time to become local folklore and urban legends. The book is a fantastic read. It feels like a combination of Tana French and Gillian Flynn, but with a wholesome quality you get from one of the POVs being that of a child. The characters were well developed and multidimensional, but I also found myself constantly wondering who I could trust.
I am someone who is always trying to see all the angles and figure out the ending before it is revealed, but this book threw me multiple times. I'm not sure the ending was the most interesting choice, but I understand what the author was saying by the choices he made. The novel is fascinating and once you start reading, you won't be able to stop.