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The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Translated by Lucia Graves

A magical read by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind.

A mysterious toymaker, Lazarus, lives as a recluse in a crumbling mansion by the sea, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created. Strange lights seem to shine through the mists that envelop the small island where the old lighthouse stands, and somewhere in the woods nearby lurks a shadowy creature.

When her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, fourteen-year-old Irene meets Hannah and her alluring sailor cousin Ismael, and what seems like a dream summer begins. But Lazarus’s house contains dark secrets and before long Irene and Ismael find themselves entwined in the mystery of the September lights.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon
About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the internationally bestselling author of the ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series, including The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven. His works have been translated into more than fifty languages and honoured with numerous international awards.

Lucia Graves is an English writer and translator. Her...

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24 April 2013
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  • The Watcher in the Shadows
    ISBN: 9781921961670
    24 April 2013
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