The Boy in the Shadows

The Boy in the Shadows

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"1970: In an overcrowded Stockholm subway station, a harried father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel, the youngest, is howling in his stroller and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the elevator. A woman approaches and helpfully offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished without a trace. The kidnapping becomes a national sensation, but the boy is never found. Today: Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His frantic wife turns to Danny Katz--an old friend with a troubled past--for help. A brilliant computer programmer and recovering heroin addict, Katz is also the divorced father of two young girls. Katz begins to dig behind the digital veil in search of Joel, even though the investigation quickly interferes with his duties as a parent. Before long, Katz discovers he isn't the only one trying to find Joel. The deeper Katz digs, the more upsetting the secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Chillingly, the case takes a violent turn that reveals a disorienting connection to Katz's own troubled childhood--soon there will be no backing out of his unofficial investigation"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781681444406
1681444402
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel
Call Number: VALLGREN, C

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maipenrai
Nov 16, 2016

(The first book in the Danny Katz Thriller series)

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emerge
Jul 19, 2016

Phew....quite a ride. When I picked up this gritty Scandi-noir I was expecting the standard story of a guy framed for several murders who goes on the run to prove his innocence. And that's how it starts.
But with each chapter it just became more layered until the real story was about something else all together.
The author has found a fine balance between providing enough detail to give the characters depth & create atmospheric settings without sacrificing pace.
I'm hoping the way it ends signifies a sequel is in the works.

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