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The Watcher in the Shadows
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

RRP €18.50

The Watcher in the Shadows
by Author Name Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Book details for title
List Price:18.50
Format: Hardback, 204 x 137 x 25mm, 256pp
Publication date: 09 May 2013
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN-13: 9781444001655

Description

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created...an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands...a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...these are the elements of a mystery that bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in the Blue Bay. Irene's mother has taken a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, Lazarus, but his house contains more secrets than Irene and Ishmael have bargained for.

Reviews

A pleasingly old-fashioned chiller, set in Normandy just before the second world war. Irene goes to stay in the Blue Bay when her mother becomes housekeeper to toymaker Lazarus Jann. A mystery filled with creepy automata and deadly secrets. -- Summer Books Guide FT.COM Very well-written, and full of suspense, it has all the appeal of an ancient story-book, with black and white line-drawings at the start of every chapter. -- Alison A.Maxwell-Cox THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN