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Got the email that this waiting for me at the library. I'll let you know just how scared I get. I haven't read a scary book in years.


I enjoyed this one quite a bit but wasn't wowed by the reveal. Still it was very readable and I hope you'll enjoy it. I want to read more by this author!


Ooh, sounds like a good one!

Speaking of being inside the mind of a criminal, I recently read a 1947 pulp fiction novel written entirely from the point of view of a serial killer. Not something I'd usually pick up, but it was actually very good, and not too graphic and scary--In a Lonely Place, by Dorothy B. Hughes. You might like it.


I read thrillers occasionally and I do love ghost stories in the fall but it seems like it has been a while since I read anything very suspenseful. So far I am enjoying this one! You will have to let me know what you think of it.


Sometimes the reveal is indeed a little overwhelming after a good build up. I do like the characters--well particularly the detective so I am curious to see how it plays out. She has written several books and they all look good.


Actually In a Lonely Place was one of my NYRBs last year so that is one that I did read. I want to read more by Dorothy Hughes--it's interesting that a woman wrote that. I liked how she handled the story--creepy but not gruesome as you say.

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