The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

It was an unforgettable summer....

When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.

As strange lights shine through the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's younger brother dreams of a dark creature hidden deep in the forest. And when a young girl is found murdered, her body at the end of a path torn through the woods by a monstrous, inhuman force, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed on the inhabitants of Cape House? Together, they'll have to survive the most terrifying summer of their lives, as they try to piece together the many mysteries and secrets hidden in a town torn apart by tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lights and shadows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316203012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 254,337
File size: 900 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of seven novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Prince of Mist and the international phenomena The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. His newest novel, Marina, publishes in July 2014. His work has been published in more than fifty countries and honored with numerous awards. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

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The Watcher in the Shadows 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MikefromStateCollege More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Given that Zafon, the author of one of my favorite books, Shadow of the Wind, wrote this, I read it with much anticipation. I've read Shadow, Prisoner of Heaven, The Angel's Game - all well-written, fantastic novels - so my hopes were high. After reading it, I was forced to wonder whether he actually wrote it with the same "gusto" as the others. He used cliches, his analogies and similes were a bit "lazy" and the novel did not show the brilliant writing I came to appreciate and be in awe of in his other works. However, the novel is still a good read with a decent story. He mentions Andreas Corelli in it, so I was further intrigued. Zafon is still, and always will be, one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is a classic one for this writer. But I don't want to do a spoiler review. This writer does suspense, horror, and mystery all in one. I really hope you read this book because it is a very intriguing story.
BWP More than 1 year ago
I've read all this author's books & can't wait for this one. I'd like to have the Spanish version for Christmas presents for my children who were brought up in Mexico. They prefer to read Ruiz Zafon's books in the language they were written in. Is the Spanish version already out or will the Spanish and English books be released at the same time?