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The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has.
When men start to disappear once again in the cover of night - their bloody hearts turning up on doorsteps - the village falls into frenzied madness.
Hans and Greta, two outcast orphans, find themselves facing accusations of witchcraft and are met with an ultimatum: burn at the stake, or leave the village forever.
With nowhere else to go, they abandon their only home.
As they venture into the strange forest, their path is fraught with horrific creatures, wild and vivid hallucinations, and a mysterious man tied to the witch's past.
The Shrike is watching, just beyond the deep darkness of the woods.
" The Shrike and the Shadows is a disturbingly dazzling venture into the depths of not only the woods, but the dangers of human-townsfolk psyche—and the horrifying truth behind folklore. Readers (and most certainly fans of dark historical films "The Witch" and "The Village") will enjoy Gadoury and Wright’s inventive take on Hansel & Gretel, and the bloodthirsty entity hunting them." - Brianna Sugalski
"The thrills throughout continue to send chills down your spine and the brilliant imagery rend The Shrike in the Shadows an awesome read." - Pretty LIttle Bibliophile
"Gadoury and Wright were able to take the beloved fairytale of “Hansel and Gretel” and give readers a fresh take on their journey, while still maintaining the magic and darkness of the original tale. The imagery the Gadoury and Wright were able to create is brilliant, creepy, and great for an autumn night in. The Shrike and the Shadows show us that the woods, and the places that we live, are never what they seem, and magic is not the only evil that exists." - Goodreads Reviewer