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The Watcher in the Shadows

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

One magical summer turns into a nightmare when a young girl discovers the secrets locked into a reclusive toymaker's mansion. Unabridged edition.

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created...
A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room...
An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands...
A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...

These are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.

A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of THE PRINCE OF MIST and THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

(p) 2013 Orion Publishing Group

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Carlos Ruiz Zafon

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON (1964-2020) was the author of eight novels, including the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books series: THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, THE ANGEL'S GAME, THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN and THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS.
His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous awards and reaching millions of readers.

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