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The Chameleon's Shadow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    A masterwork of psychological suspense

    In the novels of Minette Walters, you seldom know who is telling the truth, and this queasy uncertainty propels her mysteries. In 'The Chameleon's Shadow' a wounded Iraq War veteran named Charles Acland comes home with serious head injuries, a horribly disfigured face and a volatile, unpredictable rage, especially against women. After physically healing, he refuses cosmetic surgery and goes to London, where he immediately becomes a suspect in a series of brutal murders, thanks to a violent bar brawl and his occasional bouts of extreme aggression, which his ex-fiancee insists are nothing new. Is Acland's scary behavior the result of post-traumatic disorder from the war, or a symptom of what his ex-fiancee calls his chameleon-like personality? And do the two homeless people Acland befriends, one a middle-aged drunk and the other a teenage runaway, know more about the murders than they're saying? With chilling psychological acuity, Walters dissects her subjects against a backdrop of troubling current events. In the process, she's created one of the darkest thrillers of the year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

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    Other reviewers gave the details. All I will say is read it. Great dialogue, good characters, and what else can I say?

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