Helen Fields is one of my favourite crime authors and I am always delighted to read her books. Her latest one, The Shadow Man is not part of #Perfect Series, but I hope is a start of excellent stand-alone books.
Elspeth is a mother of two. An ordinary woman who disappears without a trace, possibly kidnapped. Meggy is a teenager who also disappears. Teenagers escape from home, but not her. Xavier can’t just disappear. He is in a wheelchear. And the wheelchear is left on the parking. The three of them share same destiny. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know what does he want of them. The Shadow Man.
Forensic psychologist Connie, teamed up with Detective Baarda work on the case, to find the kidnapped mom of two. Then Meggy goes missing and they start to wonder, what these two have in common? And who is lurking in the shadows to take them, and why? Can they save them? A body has been found. Are they still alive?
This book is an adrenalin-packed race against time. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck till the very last page. That is what I like about this genre and this book. I had a great time reading this book. And the character I liked most, Meggy. A twelve years old girl who was more reasonable than the adults around her. I liked her courage and her stuborness. I learned about a lot of medical conditions and not single one is an excuse to hurt another human being. The author did a great research and as an excellent storyteller got into the kidnapper’s mind to tell us, the readers, his point of view. The killer is quite unique and one of a kind. I highly recommend this book. It’s dark and twisty, I know you’ll love it.