The narrative of this book begins where the main characters are about to confront each other. The book outlines the cat and mouse game that pervaded their life long friendship. This novel is a meditation on suffering, friendship and mental anguish. Some of the themes in this novel encompass family dynamics, mental illness, the evolution and struggles of friendship, the impact of poverty, the consequences of harassment, the deprivation of sexual exploration, lack of self-love and hardships of loneliness and solitude. This book will be of most interest to readers from younger to older adults. This novel is filled with psychological suspense, lyrical descriptions and achingly emotional events. The reader will be captivated from the beginning throughout the book, because of unexpected twists and turns, and thrilling incidents. This story although fiction, is informed by some true events. Ultimately, the reader will be left guessing who was the captive shadow of Americo Prakak.