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From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes a riveting new masterpiece about love, literature, and betrayal. In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martín is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in a haunting abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, he furiously taps out story after story, becoming increasingly desperate and frustrated. Thus, when he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance. But as he begins the work, and after a visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes that there is a connection between his book and the shadows that surround his dilapidated home and that the publisher may be hiding a few troubling secrets of his own. Once again, Ruiz Zafón takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a breathtaking tale of intrigue, romance, and tragedy
I stumbled on The Shadow of the Wind browsing at my local Chapters bookstore. It was in the staff recommendation section, a very positive blurb from Stephen King didn't hurt... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ben
I'm a huge fan of Zafon's books about the mysterious book store. A great translation. The suspense will keep you reading into the wee hours.Published 7 months ago by ZoeKegan
the book i received was in great condition, i love this book and im so glad i got it at such a great price thank you !!!Published on March 27 2013 by Lerna Jay
Love the style, love the era, love Barcelona.
Follows from the first book, some of the same charcaters, some new ones.
After reading "Shadow of the Wind", I knew I would ravenously read anything else Zafon would publish, and I was not disappointed in the least with the second installment of his... Read morePublished on July 27 2012 by G. Larouche
Great read. The writer repeatedly lulls you into thinking this is a mystery, but then surprises you with sensitive interpersonal stuff that make the characters' personalities leap... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2011 by Dr Eric A Saibil
Reason for Reading: I had heard great things about Zafon's first book and the mysterious plot of this one intrigued me. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2011 by Nicola Mansfield
It was a beautifully written book. It relates somewhat to shadow of the wind, being a prequil, but the story line is extremely similar at times. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2010 by yearning for shadow