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Publisher Description

One little girl, one missing child. One historical mystery colliding with the future.

Sophie was afraid of the man in the shadows. He terrified her, but he would always disappear when someone else came. But one day in June 1984, she didn’t escape. He took her.

When a young woman is found draped over a gravestone in a chilling murder, police officer Annie Graham experiences a familiar sense of dread. A new killer is out there, and her senses tell her there is something eerily different about this case.

When she spots the little girl standing outside her window, she knows that the past is about to catch up with all of them. But can she help right the wrongs of thirty years ago, and stop the killer before it’s too late?

Another chilling murder that Annie Graham must solve before the past destroys the future.

Look out for more in the Annie Graham series:

1. The Ghost House

2. The Secrets of the Shadows

3. The Forgotten Cottage

4. The Lake House

5. The Girls in the Woods

What readers are saying about the Annie Graham series

'an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.' – I Heart Reading

'The Ghost House is the most exciting book I have read in a very long time, and would make an absolutely perfect Halloween read! Amazing début from Helen Phifer and I eagerly await more from her!' – Judging Covers

‘It was an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.’ – I Heart Reading

‘I was really impressed by this book. … I was amazed how the author got inside of the mind of the serial killer and really showed you his psychotic thought processes.’ – Edler Park Book Reviews

‘the twists and turns are fascinating.’ – A J Book Review Club

‘The story constantly kept me on the edge of my seat. The Ghost House is a magnificent read and it's perfect for those who have a strong stomach and nerves of steel!’ – Librarian Lavender

About the author

lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children. She has lived in the same town since she was born. It gets some bad press but really is a lovely place to live, surrounded by coastline and not far from the Lake District, where she likes to spend at least one of her days off from work. She has always loved writing and reading and loves reading books that make the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read, she decided to write her own.
You can contact or follow Helen on her blog at helenphiferblog.wordpress.com, her website at www.helenphifer.com and on Twitter, @helenphifer1.

Fiction & Literature
April 8
HQ Digital

Customer Reviews

OscarTod3 ,

Secret of the shadows

Awesome. Love it. Well written. Can't wait to read the next.

Theswankyamy ,


This book was a let down after the first Annie Graham book. While the author regularly changed between characters in the first book in a way that was confusing, I still couldn't put it down. This book was mediocre at best. The storyline was weak, the relationship between Annie and Will didn't develop much
if at all, and it was all around boring. Annie’s character has become completely helpless and pathetic. Combined with the weak storyline, the lack of character development and character depth, make this book a dud.

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