Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Shadow Friend (September 2020)

By Alex North

September 7, 2020

Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking and unprovoked murder.

For Paul Adams, it’s a day he’ll never forget.  Charlie’s victim was his friend – and so was Charlie.  He’s never forgiven himself for his part in what happened.  He’s never gone back home.

But when his elderly mother has a fall, it’s finally time to stop running.

It’s not long before things start to go wrong.  A copycat killer has struck, bringing back painful memories.  Paul’s mother is distressed, insistent there’s something in the house.  And someone is following him.

Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.

It wasn’t just the murder.

It was the fact that afterwards Charlie Crabtree was never seen again…

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