Book reviews

The Shadows by Alex North

Picture of my phone with the cover of the Shadows by Alex North.

5/5 Stars

TW: Death, murder, suicide, excessive violence, blood.

Do you remember your dreams when you wake up? How powerful can they be? How about nightmares?
25 years ago, one of Paul’s friends was murdered by two of his other friends. Now he’s coming back to the town where everything happened. A lot of questions are still unanswered. After all this time, maybe Paul and Amanda (the detective working on a similar case) are going to discover what really happened. Will the nightmare come to an end or will it become reality?

I got this book as my first audiobook on Netgalley and let me tell you, it was a treat! Hannah Arterton and John Hefferman, narrating for Amanda and Paul’s perspective were a perfect fit for the characters. They conveyed all the emotions and distress of Amanda and Paul. They gave life to the two characters and it made everything so real I thought I was with them at times. Some scenes gave me chills and will probably fuel my nightmare for the next few weeks.

The pacing of the story was perfect in my opinion. Not too fast so we’d get lost but not too slow either. I was never bored. The story is super enticing and I was into it by chapter 4. I couldn’t stop reading and devoured the book in two days.

I think the story was perfect for the audio format as it was easy enough to understand that way and the descriptions are so vivid that you could easily picture the scene the narrators were reading.

In conclusion, this audiobook was amazing, the horror was present from the first minute to the last. I highly recommend it to everybody who enjoys horror, thrillers and for fans of Stephen King even though their writing style is quite different.


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