Book Review: The Shadow Man by: Mark Murphy

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Langdon Street Press

Publish Date: July 20, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Paperback

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Synopsis: There is a devil in the night, silent and invisible, moving in the dream realm between life and death. And he's coming for you.

Savannah surgeon Malcolm King had a perfect life—a loving wife, devoted daughter, and a thriving medical practice. But when a random airport parking lot hit-and-run links him to a dead body in a Florida hotel and an acquaintance is found dismembered and stuffed into a garbage bag, Malcolm finds himself on the run as a suspected serial killer. But he's no murderer.

Or is he?

Who is the mysterious Thin Man who lurks at the edges of his vision? Are the ravens that crowd the skies overhead a warning of impending doom - or do they exist at all?

With the help of Seminole tracker Billy Littlebear, Malcolm tries to untangle the web of clues left behind by a mysterious chameleon-like killer known as the Shadow Man. But will he be too late?

The Shadow Man is a complex, atmospheric thriller in the tradition of Stephen King. Darkly evocative and relentless in its twists and turns, it dares the reader to put it down - even for a minute.

Review: Malcolm King is a devoted husband and father as well as a dedicated and skilled surgeon. Heading home after a medical conference in Miami, Malcolm is the victim of a hit and run. After the accident Malcolm’s life starts to come apart at the seams. People are dying all around him and the clues left behind point straight to him as the guilty party. Malcolm knows he’s no killer, but how can he catch the real culprit and clear his name? Then there is the ‘Thin Man’ who is following and watching him…is he friend or foe?

‘The Shadow Man’ is a chilling and haunting novel of suspense, murder, and revenge. Through Mr. Murphy’s skilled words, Savannah comes to life and becomes the backdrop for a serial killer who is diabolical and invisible. The plot and characters were amazingly put together and the story flowed very well. I loved this novel and I was utterly shocked by the ending. I don’t want to give away too much, because you have to read this book for yourself! Fast-paced and eerily evil, ‘The Shadow Man’ is an absolute must-read for any horror or suspense enthusiast!

Mark Murphy's Bio: A physician currently living in Savannah, Georgia, Mark Murphy is also a lifelong award-winning writer. In the midst of a busy medical career which included several academic publications, Dr. Murphy’s decision to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival led to the inclusion of a short story, "The Funeral," in a 2004 collection of works entitled O! Georgia! A well-received regular newspaper column in the Savannah Morning News followed. The Shadow Man is his first novel.


  1. Star, so glad that you really enjoyed Mark's thriller. Thanks for the 5 out of 5 stars :)

    1. You're welcome! It's a great book!


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