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The Chameleon's Shadow (Paperback)
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The Chameleon's Shadow (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 05/07/2012
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A compelling look into damaged minds, The Chameleon's Shadow is a psychological thriller from crime queen Minette Walters.

When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality.

Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression, particularly against women, especially his ex-fiancee who seems unable to accept that the relationship is over.

After his injuries prevent his return to the army, he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London. Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoid distrust . . . until a customer annoys him in a Bermondsey pub and he attracts the attention of local police investigating three murders which appear to have been motivated by extreme rage . . .

Under suspicion, Acland is forced to confront the real issues behind his isolation. How much control does he have over the dark side of his personality? Do his migraines contribute to his rages? Has he always been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fiancee claims?

And why - if he hates women - does he look to a woman for help?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447208082
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 432 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Suspense-filled . . . This multi-layered story by England's best-selling female crime writer blends current events, the politics of sexual relationships and the development of personal identity into a psychologically compelling novel."
-"USA Today
""A Walters novel is like no other. She bases her books on facts gathered from real life [and] then embosses with her own painstaking research and fertile imagination . . . The revelations are astounding."
-"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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"A sizzling psychological thriller."
-"Publishers Weekly
""Solid plotting, superb characterization, and fascinating information on traumatic brain injuries make this compelling thriller a sure winner . . . Walters' latest suspense tale mixes the creepiness of [an] old noir movie with a contemporary, ripped-from-the-headlines exploration of the aftereffects of traumatic brain injury on soldiers."
-"Booklist "(starred)
Praise from the UK & Canada:
"What marks Minettee

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