The Shadow Man – ARC Book Review

The Shadow Man: The most gripping crime thriller of 2021 from the bestselling author of books like Perfect Remains by [Helen Fields]

The brand new crime thriller from the bestselling author of the Perfect series – Helen Fields is back with her first stand-alone novel!

He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.

Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.
Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.
Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.
And he’s watching.
Helen Fields is back with a heart-pounding new book, perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Stuart MacBride.

No. of pages:- 400 pages

Date published:- will be published on February 4th 2021

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

A man kidnaps a woman, a child and a young man as he wanted to create a family and is delusional. The victims, Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are all locked up in an apartment by some one named Fergus and only Fergus could let him go. And while they find a way to escape from his apartment, they realize that they were not the first victims as they find skeletal remains on the floorboard…

I really do like the plotline of the story–this type of plot is really rare and it was creepy, disturbing and horror, like I felt as if I am watching some kind of horror story. I do like how the three victims unite together to try to attack their abductor and escape and the descriptions about the abductor, Fergus sounded creepy and weird to me. Really, I felt like I am in some sort of horror movie. Only thing is, I felt (my personal opinion) that the police details were not really necessary.

Overall, I rate this book four stars!

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Helen Fields

Helen Fields lives in Hampshire with her husband, three children and two dogs. Originally having studied law at UEA, Helen spent thirteen years working as a criminal and family law barrister. She co-owns and runs a media company – Wailing Banshee – with her husband David. Her debut crime novel, Perfect Remains, was released in January 2017 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller. This is a Scottish set detective series, the second book ‘Perfect Prey’ coming out on 27 July 2017. The third book will be released in 2018. Previously Helen had self-published cross-over fantasy books, The Immolation of Eve and The Vengeance of Legion, just to flew her newly forming writing muscles. She enjoyed the process so much that she decided to take it to the net step. As a result she is now represented by Caroline Hardman at the Hardman & Swainson agency, and is published by the Avon imprint of HarperCollins. Helen can be reached via Twitter if you have any questions or comments, on @Helen_Fields. If you really like her, send her liquorice!

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