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  • Title: The Shadow Killer
  • Author: Gail Bowen
  • ISBN: 9781554698325
  • Publisher: Orca
  • Category: Fiction
  • Series: Rapid Reads
  • Reading Level: 5.0 Fry Reading Level
  • Type: Paperback
  • Page: 107


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It's Father's Day weekend - a tough time for Charlie D, host of a late-night radio call-in show that offers supportive advice to troubled listeners. For years, Charlie has been alienated from his father - a retired politician who was always too busy for his son when Charlie was growing up. Trouble is, his dad has chosen this weekend to attempt to reconcile with his son.  Charlie is not keen to forgive.  But Charlie's personal issues suddenly seem mundane when an email arrives from a young listener that outlines his very specific plan to kill not just his father but his entire family.  The deeply troubled boy could be anywhere, and Charlie has just two hours to discover his identity and stop him from murder.

About the Author

Gail Bowen is the winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada. In 2008, Bowen was named "Canada's Best Mystery Novelist" by Reader's Digest. She was selected as one of "The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors" for an upcoming Library Unlimited reference book. Her previous titles in the Rapid Reads series are Love You to Death and One Fine Day You're Gonna Die, both featuring radio host Charlie D. 
About the Series

Rapid Reads is a line of short novels for new young adult and adult readers. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants and enjoys high-interest short novels. The plots are contemporary and entertaining, with adult language and themes.