A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
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Coates has you panting as the forest killer hunts down the characters, starting with poor Eileen. A typical mystery/thriller, Hunted leaves you guessing what the hunter with the razor sharp claws is, and who's really behind the murders.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Book Review: Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
I was in a fantasy reading slump for months - and The Phantom Forest pulled me out of it.
I expected a bit more Viking and less Asgard and Giants and Dwarves. Instead, I found a tale as deep and explosive as Hekla the volcano erupting and destroying a mountain and valley.
Is this a haunted house book, or are its inhabitants the ones who haunt themselves? It's hard to tell.
Let the nightmares begin!