The Weight of Shadows (Shadow Series Book 1)

October 2, 2017


“If you want a book with action, adventure, crime and thrills, that is well written and executed, then this is the book for you.”

“With plenty of twists and turns we follow two investigations which are linked together. Keeping the reader guessing until the end with one brilliant climax.”

“An intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence”

“The ending is absolutely spine-tingling!” & “a story that is intense and heart-pounding!”

“Every chapter ended with a cliffhanger” & “irresistible book, impossible to put down.”

“The level of suspense is incredibly well written in a way that held my attention and overall it left me with just one feeling of ‘wow'”

A gripping crime thriller mystery with twists from the beginning to end.

When you have spent your life in the shadows, what would you do at the dying of the light?

Three years ago the best murder detective in London is blamed for the death of his colleague and kicked out of the Met.
A man with secrets buried in the past and present returns to London, the city that started the mysterious career which made him a billionaire.
The two need each other.
But they have no idea how much.


You’ll need to wear a safety belt for this one! By Piaras 13th August 2017

Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, The Weight of Shadows (Shadow Series Book 1) is such a book.

Author Karl Holton weaves an intense tale in this compelling thriller. With its intriguing twists and turns it will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning to the story’s dramatic conclusion.

This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. The writing style is such that I was drawn into the story from the very beginning and this doesn’t happen for me very often.

It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader! A highly recommended read.

I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Karl Holton in the future as this promises to have all the hallmarks of an excellent series. Five stars from me.




Karl Holton is a crime thriller author. His first book, The Weight of Shadows, is available now on Amazon on Kindle and paperback. This is the first book in a crime thriller mystery series, with twists from beginning to end.

Karl previously worked in financial markets for over thirty years, before deciding that he had to write. He couldn’t leave this dream any longer.

He lives in United Kingdom with his wife and two children.

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