Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

I’ve been wanting to read Dark Tales for absolutely ages – and despite the difficulty of obtaining it, am quietly impressed that it isn’t available on Kindle. (I love my Kindle, don’t get me wrong – but this was a perfect book for curling up in bed with with the curtains drawn.) [Edit: Since writing, […]

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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 wasn’t what I was expecting. I’ve read in the past about people who disappear from cruises never to be seen again, with very little investigation due to the jurisdiction issues of international waters. Ware’s book does touch on that briefly, but the vessel here is more of a grand yacht […]

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants has gotten to me in the weirdest, most unexpected way. On almost every level, it should slot neatly alongside the myriad of fun-but-forgettable stories I read/listen to endlessly and immediately move on from. The writing is solid but not stunning, the plot is damn good fun but not life-changing, and there’s a love […]

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