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The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

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.

A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of THE PRINCE OF MIST and THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

(p) 2013 Orion Publishing Group

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 9th May 2013

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781409130659

Reviews

A pleasingly old-fashioned chiller, set in Normandy just before the second world war. Irene goes to stay in the Blue Bay when her mother becomes housekeeper to toymaker Lazarus Jann. A mystery filled with creepy automata and deadly secrets.
Summer Books Guide, FT.COM
Very well-written, and full of suspense, it has all the appeal of an ancient story-book, with black and white line-drawings at the start of every chapter.
Alison A.Maxwell-Cox, THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN