Shadow of the Past

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Mark Watson thought high school was hell enough as it was, but when he starts seeing visions of a young boy from the 50’s that was kidnapped and forced to watch a series of grisly murders, he’ll find out that the supernatural force behind those killings has plans to show him that there are worse hells than bullies and gym class. More

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Published: April 03, 2011
Words: 85,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458091659
About Thacher Cleveland

Thacher E. Cleveland grew up in Montclair, NJ which is totally nothing like Cedar Ridge, NJ the town depicted in his first novel SHADOW OF THE PAST. Honest. He moved to Yellow Springs, OH after school and stayed for about 15 years, selling books and comics for most of that time, even becoming a co-founder his own shop, Super-Fly Comics & Games. In 2010 he left the retail side of life and relocated to Chicago. In addition to his recent series of supernatural private investigator stories, Thacher has several comic book projects in the works for publication in 2014 and is one of the hosts of the Super-Fly Comics Podcast on the Panels on Pages podcast network.

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Reviews

Review by: Mat Weller on Jan. 18, 2013 : star star star star star
I expected to enjoy this in that "this is an indie friend-of-a-friend that I'm sure is competent but still rough on the edges" sorta way. And for that expectation, Tad, I owe you an apology. You've done very well here! It's the characters are living and engaging, the story is more believable than anything similar I may have read before. In short, I enjoyed it, and I'll grab whatever else you put out in the future. I wish you continued success!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Viet Huynh on March 22, 2012 : star star star star star
Shadow of the Past is a great supernatural thriller. The main character, Mark, is a guy that just can't seem to catch a break, but you keep pulling for him. This book was hard to put down. I was invested in the story right away and had to find out what happened next.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: dmahoney on Nov. 02, 2011 : star star star star star
From the first page, Shadow of the Past launches the reader into a mystery that they'll be dying to find the answers to - at least when they're not caught up in the day to day character drama of high school life. With a satisfying ending that doesn't rely on any cheap tricks to tie the story together, Shadow of the Past is definitely a mystery worth reading.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Z-R0E Liddell on July 30, 2011 : star star star star star
I'm horrible at articulating myself in reviews, but Shadow of the Past was absolutely fantastic and a must read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jason Knize on July 30, 2011 : star star star star star
This book is the reason iPads and Kindles exist. Plus, the author has a delightful giggle, and makes the English language his bitch, aching for more. Buy this book, or you hate literature.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kelly Harrass on June 06, 2011 : star star star star star
Shadow of the Past was a book that I greatly enjoyed. The plot sucks you in and it doesn’t let you go. The main character, Mark, is extremely likeable and relatable. You want all of the best in the world for him even though you know that things will only get a lot worse before they get better. I can’t remember the last time that I was this emotionally invested in a character. Shadow of the Past will make you laugh and then completely creep you out a page or two later. At the end of the day this book is an easy read and a fun ride. Cleveland wrote an impressive debut novel and I’m looking forward to see what he does next.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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