The Shadow Bird
A gripping book full of twists and turns
by Ann Gosslin
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Pub Date 15 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 23 Sep 2020
'Unsettling and beautiful' Allie Reynolds
'Kept me guessing until the very end with a brilliantly clever twist that I really didn’t see coming' Sarah Pearse
'A little gem' GJ Minett
Three months into her new role as a psychiatrist at a clinic in New York, Erin Cartwright is asked to evaluate the case of a man who murdered his mother and sisters at the age of seventeen.
Found not guilty by reason of insanity and held in a maximum-security psychiatric facility for twenty-seven years, Timothy Stern is now eligible for release. Upon learning the crime occurred in the same village she once visited as a child, Erin is on the verge of refusing to take the case, when a startling discovery triggers memories she’d rather keep hidden, and a suspicion the wrong man is behind bars.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
Lies, secrets and hidden pasts all come into play in this beautiful debut from Ann Gosslin. All in all, this book had me hooked throughout, I enjoyed it so much. monsieurmarple
This is a suspenseful, disquieting psychological thriller, which I found very compelling. silverliningsandpages
I can imagine it being the setting of a new series, and see Erin getting into more complex investigstions. Great for new readers of psychological thrillers. rhirhireader
The writing is great, it doesn't feel like a debut book at all. breathingbooks95
I enjoyed this one. I raced through it and was pretty much gripped from the start. mrsfegfiction
The writing is truly exquisite and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. […]I would love to read more of Gosslin's work. escapetothebookshelf
Gosslin creates the perfect level of suspense throughout, I couldn’t have asked for more. nobooksgiven
I absolutely loved this book! Loved it! […] I enjoyed every minute, thrilling and captivating. lostinherbookland
Crikey, #theshadowbird the debut novel from Ann Gosslin really got under my skin. This is a captivating, emotional thriller that I couldn’t stop thinking about. It made me cry, gave me hope and I couldn’t put down with all its twists and turns. noveldelights
Full of twists and turns The Shadow Bird is a brilliantly written psychological suspense book that has been thoroughly researched and paced perfectly […] This is an intense and gripping debut and I cannot wait to read what Ann Gosslin writes next! oncemorewithreading
As the pieces start to add up I though I could see where this story was head but wow it had some amazing twists that left me reeling! booksandemma
It is almost impossible to believe that THE SHADOW BIRD is author Ann Gosslin’s first novel. This psychological thriller is sure to gain instant fans […] 5 OUT OF 5 STARS. amiesbookreviews
There were so many secrets, so much hidden in The Shadow Bird that it was impossible to put the novel down […] It was dark, and unsettling, but with chunks of light that provided that perfect balance. A brilliant debut. amandaduncan12