In a dark clearing in the woods, a man screams in despair. Will anyone hear?The Shadow Doctor isn't like other doctors. This man can see deep into your soul, and the cures he prescribes aren't available from the local pharmacy. If you have fears you just cannot face, wounds you can't even bear to remember - if you've been abused, ignored, damaged by all life throws at you - the Shadow Doctor is here to help.Jack's grandmother has died recently, leaving him a letter - and when he opens it, a business card with the Shadow Doctor's number on it falls out. In his life and his faith, Jack likes to deal in certainties - but when he finally calls the Doc, what he thought he knew starts turning upside down. The Doc never says or does what Jack expects, and somehow that seems to be just what people need. But as they get to know each other better, Jack starts to realise that the Shadow Doctor has shades of his own, and the work of helping others may be the only thing keeping him afloat. Can the Doc beat back his own demons long enough to help those who need him most?
A former childcare worker, Adrian Plass is now one of the most prolific and most-loved Christian writers in the UK. He is the bestselling author of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37¿ - this and its various sequels have sold millions of copies around the world. A somewhat bemused Anglican, Adrian and his wife Bridget live in Yorkshire and recently spent two years as part of the Scargill Community as well as continuing to speak in churches, prisons, schools, festivals and literary events in the UK and around the world.