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Text Publishing Company, May 16, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
Winner of the Danish Academy of Crime Writers Award for Best Crime Novel.

As darkness falls a little boy stands alone on the steps of an amusement park. The park is closing and all the families have gone home but he continues to wait, not daring to move. He has been told to stay right where he is. Only no one is coming back for him.

Why would a mother do such a thing? The mystery haunts the boy's life. Then the death of a stranger and a mysterious bequest triggers the unraveling of secrets. Shadow is a gripping psychological thriller that takes you deep into the heart of a family and exposes the dark secrets that lie buried within.

'Shadow is a terse, smart and suspenseful psychological novel from one of the leading lights in Scandinavian mystery.' Age

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

Kept my interest. There's quite a layered plot. Very few characters come out of it with any credit and only the character that starts it off - Marianne Folkesson - seems to get any real satisfaction ... Read full review

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User Review  - jan.fleming - LibraryThing

The book begins in 1975 when a four year old boy is discovered abandoned at an amusement park with a note asking for him to be looked after. Then the narrative jumps forward to the present day where a ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Karin Alvtegen is known as the Queen of Crime in Scandinavia. Her first novel, Missing, was awarded the premier Scandinavian crime writing award and was also nominated for the Poloni Award and Best Crime Novel 2000 in Sweden. Alvtegen lives in Stockholm. Her great aunt was Astrid Lindgren.

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