Last to Leave the Room
by Caitlin Starling
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Pub Date 10 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 24 Oct 2023
Last to Leave the Room is a new novel of genre-busting speculative horror from Caitlin Starling, the acclaimed author of The Death of Jane Lawrence.
The city of San Siroco is sinking. The basement of Dr. Tamsin Rivers, the arrogant, selfish head of the research team assigned to find the source of the subsidence, is sinking faster.
As Tamsin grows obsessed with the distorting dimensions of the room at the bottom of the stairs, she finds a door that didn’t exist before - and one night, it opens to reveal an exact physical copy of her. This doppelgänger is sweet and biddable where Tamsin is calculating and cruel. It appears fully, terribly human, passing every test Tamsin can devise. But the longer the double exists, the more Tamsin begins to forget pieces of her life, to lose track of time, to grow terrified of the outside world.
As her employer grows increasingly suspicious, Tamsin must try to hold herself together long enough to figure out what her double wants from her, and just where the mysterious door leads…
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This book grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go right up until the end. Did I understand any of the science? NOPE. Did that detract from my giddy enjoyment of this story? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I couldn't put it down and it quickly leaped to one of my favorite reads of the year!
Heart pounding thriller that left me on the edge of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Definitely one of the best books this year.
As a huge fan of The Luminous Dead, I was excitedly awaiting this new novel from Caitlin Starling. I was not disappointed! I love the author's uncanny, creepy, queer horror vibe. There is a sense of dread that builds throughout the early part of this book that is very well done, and she pulls off the difficult feat of transmuting the horror into a different form after the dread builds to its breaking point. I couldn't put it down!