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  • Location: Normandy

The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

Why a Booktrail?

A mansion surrounded by mist holds a treasure chest of secrets…

  • ISBN: 978-0753829257
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Young Adult

What you need to know before your trail

A mysterious toymaker lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created

The mansion is surrounded by strange lights which shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands…

A woman takes a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, Lazarus, but his house contains more secrets than anyone could ever have realised.

Travel Guide


An enigmatic toymaker lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the fantastical beings he has created. The house sits in darkness and the only light seems to be from an old abandoned lighthouse. The mist outside shrouds the mansion in darkness and a web of intrigue.

Outside the shadows take and hide what they can. Something is hiding deep in the woods and has already claimed one life. The house of mystery appears to be oozing magic, dark and otherwise , through its thick stone walls…

Now despite Mont St Michel being in nearby Brittany, it does ressemble much of what appears in our imaginations when reading this book so a visit here might be in order!


Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Watcher in the Shadows

Author/Guide: Carlos Ruiz Zafon  Destination: Normandy Departure Time: 2000s

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