The Chameleon's Shadow (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 8, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
22 Reviews
From the author of The Devil's Feather comes a haunting psychological thriller about a scarred Iraq war veteran whose physical trauma may reflect the inner turmoil of a killer.Somewhere in the endless, deadly desert between Basra and Baghdad, Lieutenant Charles Acland's convoy was attacked. Recovering in the hospital, Charles is crippled by migraines and suspicious of his doctors. He grows uncharacteristically aggressive, particularly against women. Rejecting cosmetic surgery, he moves to London. There he sinks into a quagmire of guilt and paranoia—until an outburst of irrational, vicious anger brings him to the attention of the local police, who are investigating three recent murders. Now under suspicion, Charles is forced to confront his issues before it's too late, but the shadowy forces working against him—or in him—could be more than he can overcome.


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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

It was a great reading. I liked the injured Lieutenant Charles Acland. He had his secrets but was also one of the reliable characters. The police made a fool of themselves. Mostly nothing has been ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fluffyblue - LibraryThing

This book was a real page-turner for me. It was a psychological thriller with some great characters. Although I suspected 'who dunnit' for some time, there were still enough twists and turns to make ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
11
Section 3
23
Section 4
39
Section 5
40
Section 6
49
Section 7
61
Section 8
78
Section 14
142
Section 15
155
Section 16
209
Section 17
231
Section 18
253
Section 19
264
Section 20
273
Section 21
315

Section 9
79
Section 10
92
Section 11
111
Section 12
121
Section 13
132
Section 22
336
Section 23
348
Section 24
364
Section 25
371
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About the author (2008)

Minette Walters is the author of twelve previous novels, two novellas, and a number of short stories. Her work, which has been published in more than thirty-five countries, has received several major awards, including two Gold Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association in Great Britain and the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Dorset, England.


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