In the college town of Isla Vista, California, small, odd things start happening. Science-geek Nicole notes the crows are leaving. Meg Burdigal can’t find her tabby cat, Schrand. Brian the postman feels uneasy at the rustlings, the shadows he’s seen at the edge of his vision on his delivery route in town. Now Nicole sees fewer and fewer homeless in the park. Using her knowledge of biology and forensics, Nicole searches for answers—but will anyone take the horror she finds seriously?
“Robin Winter’s ‘Watch the Shadows’ deftly dances back and forth through the shadow world between the real and unreal, where shadows are the gatekeepers of a nightmare that is all too real.” –Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land without Evil and Spirit Matters
“Watch the Shadows is a wickedly scary book, a haunting reminder that what may seem innocuous could kill, that our best intentions might be deadly. It is a terrific combination of the best and worst of humans and the Other we might not see until it’s too late.” –Lorelei Armstrong, author of In the Face
“Watch the Shadows has the ‘uh-oh’ early warning signs and shocking revelation of danger that one associates with a good classic 1950s horror film. This is an entertaining read, a page-turner with a strong undercurrent of compassion and wisdom, and featuring an engaging young heroine, a budding scientist we’d like to see more of in future books.” –Douglas Nicholas, poet, “Something Red” and “Iron Rose”