Book of Knives

A Novel

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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 05 Oct 2022

Description

There are thirteen knives. One by one they begin to disappear

Nora didn't expect Hidden Lake Camp to be in a state of ruin. Dock full of rotten boards, smashed windows, cabins falling apart. To her new husband, Paul, the camp is the past he'd just as soon bury. Nora agreed to drive north with him to get his elderly parents settled while he makes enough repairs to sell the property. Only a few months, Paul said. The summer camp, however, and its deep lake have other plans.

After Nora's first meal with his difficult family, one knife-part of a prized collection-goes missing. By the time the fourth and fifth vanish from behind locked doors and out from under watchful eyes, Nora can barely sleep. There's talk of ghosts, secret rooms and someone at the summer camp found dead in the tall grass.

Unsettling, gripping, and totally original, Book of Knives is a literary thriller that shows how one person's unraveling can bring the whole house down.

There are thirteen knives. One by one they begin to disappear

Nora didn't expect Hidden Lake Camp to be in a state of ruin. Dock full of rotten boards, smashed windows, cabins falling apart. To her...


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There is nothing like a Summer Camp to incite horror is there? And a dilapidated Summer Camp? With dementia-addled relatives in the attic, a kid who only wears superhero costumes, and a paranoid mother with a knife collection? Also for no reason at all one member of the family is filming a documentary? And also GHOSTS?!? This book had so many little plot points the author could easily have been unable to keep the whole thing going. But it really worked for me, and I think it will work for other readers. Thank you for the ARC.

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HAUNTED HORROR !This is how you write a slow burning creepy ghost story!
Nora is a documentary filmmaker and has followed her new husband to his family camp which has been closed for many years. Paul promised it will just be a few months to repair the camp and get it on the market.

The Hidden Lake Camp, however, needs more than a few new boards. Her sister and brother and law and their children join them and add to the tense atmosphere as they rule the kitchen with an iron fist. Nora starts to see ghosts and things start to disappear. She isn't sure who to turn to in this absolute horror of a place. There is a lot going on in this story - some complex characters and quite a few themes to keep track of (such as wanting a child, grieving a death of a partner, letting go of a parent, blended families..). But I LOVED it, it was truly creepy and the atmosphere of the camp will stay with me for a long time. If you like a slow burn, a creepy tale and believe that there might be ghosts and spirits in this world, then Book of Knives is for you!

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