This Little Dark Place (Hardback)A. S. Hatch (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 428 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm
Hatch's promising debut is a short, sharp shocker that keeps you guessing to the end -- Mark Sanderson * The Times *
[an] elegantly creepy skin-crawler -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *
An intense, oppressive debut, with its dark climax sudden and shocking in its plausibility -- Alison Flood * Observer *
AS Hatch's first-rate debut, is a spare, elegantly written chiller in the true Highsmithian register. Daniel, our damaged, diffident carpenter protagonist, having served a long prison sentence, retraces the steps that led him to captivity, charting his unhappy childless relationship and gradual drift into chaos. The plot is as well turned as the cabinets Daniel makes, the narration is unreliably delirious and there's an inspired use of Brexit, first as an unearthly chill across the land in the referendum's immediate aftermath and then as a frenzied, Brueghelian street party in a seaside town, a fittingly grotesque backdrop to the novel's unsettling progress. -- Declan Hughes * Irish Times *
An emotionally raw and compulsively readable psychological thriller. A powerful tale of obsessive love and stealthy betrayal, full of twists that jolt you right up to the end. * Alice Blanchard, award-winning author of The Breathtaker *
Carries the reader along with a sense of foreboding, with a shocking twist at the end. * L.F. Robertson, author of Two Lost Boys *
A breathless page-turner with gathering tension throughout. * Rebecca Alexander, author of A Baby's Bones *
Full of palpable unease and tension creeping down every page. I inhaled this book! I could not put it down! -- Nina Pottell * Prima *
[A] dark, well-told, twisting psychological tale -- Rose Shepherd * Saga *
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