Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Watcher in the Shadows / Carlos Ruiz Zafon / 262 pages / October Challenge - Horror Story

Armand Sauvelle left his family in debt upon his death.  Simone, his widow, takes her two children, Irene and Dorian, to the foggy coast of Normandy, where she will work as a secretary to Lazarus, a toymaker, or constructor of automatons.  As a result of Lazarus's treatment as a child, his mind and spirit have been warped and his interaction with The Shadow has resulted in loss of life.  Now fourteen year old Irene, her new found love Ishmael, Dorian, and Simone are at risk.  With larger than life creations, an eerie atmosphere, and heart-stopping suspense, The Watcher in the Shadows calls to all who love a good scare.

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