Wow, what is it with these southern gentlemen and their macabre story telling. Mark Murphy is going to be a name to contend with in contemporary thrillers, move over Pat Conroy. While Murphy is not as poetically inclined in his prose, he certainly grabs your interest and you only wrest free on the final page. This is a tale of demented love, twisted by jealous desire and self loathing.
Malcolm King is a successful surgeon with a lovely family. His perfect life is shattered by malicious mischief. Murphy does a terrific job in his characterizations. Malcolm is highly likeable and his family is believable. The portrayal of Q is compelling and frightening.
The touch of the occult adds to the misty mystery quality of the story. I am really impressed that this is Mr. Murphy’s first novel. I look forward to his next and strongly recommend that you budget sufficient time to read this in as few a sittings as possible. It is worth it!
I highly recommend the book.
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Boasting 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon and GoodReads, The Shadow Man is a quick, deliciously creepy, fun read. Deemed "an enjoyable, well-written and twisty thriller with gruesome aspects balanced by warmth, believable relationships and a likable hero," by Kirkus Reviews, it follows surgeon Dr. Malcolm King, whose “perfect life” is destroyed as he is named the prime suspect in a serial murder case. But he’s not a killer. (Or is he?)
The Seattle Post Intelligencer says The Shadow Man is “…downright creepy. . .particularly the ending. You will live Dr. Malcolm's physical and mental distress trying to piece together sliced up evidence before you and he are caged behind bars.”
About Mark Murphy: Murphy is a gastroenterologist by day, author by night, and columnist with the Savannah Morning News in between. His work has also appeared on the Huffington Post.
You can find the link to The Shadow Man Amazon here: http://amzn.to/YNZssL
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