Dark Matter (Paperback)
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Dark Matter (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/09/2011
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A terrifying 1930s ghost story set in the haunting wilderness of the far north. January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway: five men and eight huskies, crossing the Barents Sea by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Gruhuken. But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice. Stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, as the polar night engulfs the camp in months of darkness. Soon he will reach the point of no return - when the sea will freeze, making escape impossible. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409121183

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There is only one word to describe this book, chilling.

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15th November 2013
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“Missed the mark for me”

This tale of arctic exploration and ghosts of past deeds sadly missed the mark with me. Although her descriptions of the desolate and isolated environment are beautiful, Paver doesn't conjoure up enough... More

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25th April 2013
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Atmospheric, dark at times and not brilliantly written but I loved it. I really felt for Jack and what was going to happen to him. A strange tale but well worth the read.

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