Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dark Star by Anne Maybury

Dark StarSo all in all this was a good read, a strong 3 stars.

It takes place on a small island, Cathair Mor near Mull in Scotland, where a woman is told to stay put while the police search for her husband who had attacked her and left her for dead. Its thought that he would never return to his birthplace and that Cathair Mor would be the safest place for Judith and her son Paul to "hide ".

But when strange things keep happening Judith starts questioning her own sanity and is also left to wonder whether she is really alone afterall...

Anne Maybury is fantastic at describing a setting (almost as good as Janet Caird which is saying something). Cathair Mor feels REAL and the people well described.

But the book didn't GRIP me. I could put it down without thinking the characters might go and do something without me. There's suspense but its not 'edge of your seat ' and I never got too worried..kind of a "cozy Gothic " if I can coin a new phrase.


SEX : None
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS : some fairy tales mentioned. Two characters claim to have the "sight ". (common enough in Scotland)


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