George V. Reilly

Review: Listen to the Shadows

Listen to the Shadows
Title: Listen to the Shadows
Author: Danuta Reah
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Harper Torch
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 340
Keywords: thriller
Reading period: 16–20 July, 2008

Suzanne Milner is a graduate student re­search­ing young offenders in Sheffield. She finds the body of a young woman. Soon another young woman’s body is found. There seems to be an un­ex­plained connection between several young people.

Listen to the Shadows works fairly well as a psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller: there are enough twists and mis­di­rec­tion to keep us off-balance and guessing until the end. The pro­tag­o­nist, though, is an ex­as­per­at­ing mess. Beset by deep-seated feelings of inadequacy and festered guilt, she spends most of the book being buffeted by events, reacting helplessly, unable to cope.

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