The Watcher In The Shadows

The third of the novels I wrote for younger readers at the beginning of my career in the 1990s. How young is young when it comes to reading is a tricky question and one I’ve never been able to answer. As with many things in life, it depends. When I wrote these books I was aiming to write the kind of novel I would have liked to read when I was twelve or thirteen years old. I was trying to offer a nod to all the books kids of my generation used to read, from the mysteries of Enid Blyton to the great nineteenth-century classic stories of intrigue and adventure from Dumas to Verne to Stevenson and beyond. I was also secretly hoping that adult readers would enjoy them as well, and that the novels would transport them back to those first books that capture a reader’s imagination and fire a love for literature.
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The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

About The Book

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created…

A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room…

An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands…

A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods…

These are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.



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