I’m about to finish The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. It’s a ghost story and while it has it’s conventional parts, it feels more like a slow moving thriller and it works wonderfully. She dishes out details slowly, building a lot of tension for the ending I know is coming. The best word to describe it would be atmospheric. It has long, lush sentences that evoke a foreboding for the horrible ending. It reminds me a lot of Shirley Jackson whose storytelling has the same feel. In case, you’re wondering how I know what’s coming — I read the end already.
I haven’t done a library loot in forever so here goes.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (See above.)
Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt (On my list and it fits a challenge, a twofer book.)
Savage Kingdom: The True story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America by Benjamin Woolley (I read a book last year about Jamestown and loved it so I’m trying another. We’ll see if my interest holds up through this one.)
Also new to me but not a library loaner is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I’ve been craving this one since it came through the door and it’s so my next book. Admire that cover. I love, love, love it. Can’t really say why but the sapphire blue cover is working for me.