The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2013.
ISBN: 9781611134308
1611134307
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Davis, Jonathan
Graves, Lucia

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mexicanadiense
Jun 16, 2016

I just didn't find this one as compelling as some of CRZ's other works. Perhaps it was that there was too much overtly supernatural activity. The romance between the protagonists was tenderly handled, sure, but they seemed to be on the margins during important moments somehow...The voice narration was good, it should be said, and the author actually composed and performed the intro and outro music, which is kind of cool.

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mexicanadiense thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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