The Shadow


Original Title: Der Schatten

Paperback, with flaps, approx. 416 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-75752-7
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: July 23, 2018
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Rights sold to: Australia/World English (Text Publishing), Croatia (Znanje), Italy (Corbaccio), The Netherlands (Cargo/De Bezige Bij), Poland (Czarna Owca)

Melanie  Raabe - The Shadow


You bring death. But you don't know it yet.

"On February 11 you will kill a man called Arthur Grimm in the Prater. Of your own free will. And for a good reason."

The young journalist Norah has just moved from Berlin to Vienna in order to leave her old life behind her for good when an old beggar woman spits these words at her. Norah is unnerved, for many years ago something terrible happened to her – during the night of precisely February 11. In spite of this, she shrugs the woman off as confused, crazy, there is no other explanation – until shortly afterwards a man called Arthur Grimm appears in her life.

Very soon Norah begins to have a dreadful suspicion: does she really have a good reason to take revenge on Grimm? What really happened in the worst night of her life, all those years ago? And can Norah make sure that justice is done without herself committing murder?

"A story that is not simply a gripping, coolly staged psycho thriller – it is also a crystal clear comment on the important topics of our times, on #metoo for example, and all the problems connected with one's private sphere in this age of digitalisation. More than anything else, however, The Shadow is one thing: fantastic entertainment!"

WDR Cosmo


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