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Mirrorland: the dark and twisty fiction debut from 2022's new voice in psychological suspense

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She is such a complex character but I agree, she never gives up on herself so it’s easy to be in her corner. I hope if Mirrorland ever does make it into your dreams that they are magical ones with only a wee amount of scary!With Cat being such an unreliable narrator, the first part of the book reads as a kind of magical realism, were never quite sure what is real and what is fiction, but when the pieces start to come together, when Cat starts remembering the truth of their childhood, that’s when Johnstone’s foreshadowing comes into play, and boy is she amazing at it. I often have a hard time focusing on eBooks, because I read them on my phone and get distracted when texts or other notifications come in. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs, full of pirates, witches, and clowns. Calm and informative, Mirrorlands refuses to endorse the politics of either Russia or China, preferring to chart how lives and landscapes have been transformed by their experiments with industry, urbanity, socialism and capitalism. A man in a long anorak is standing next to him, looking down and obviously speaking, but Ross isn't paying attention.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. A man: jowly, mostly bald, solemn like the reporter, but with a glint in his eye like he's faking it, stares into the camera, arms folded.

My galley request actually didn’t get approved for around six months, by which point I’d almost forgotten about it and the hype had died down, but I’m so glad I got around to picking this up earlier this year. I wasn’t even on the wrought-iron balcony of my California condo, looking out at the Pacific and drinking zinfandel and pretending I was exactly where I’ve always wanted to be.

Although one of them might not be imaginary, and El’s husband – of course – had a fling with Cat before El’s previous suicide attempt. Told as Cat's first-person account of suddenly reentering her estranged sister's life after years of absence is both traumatic and convoluted at best. El and Cat – Ellice MacAuley and Catriona Morgan – were twins who lived in their own wild world when they were children.Instead of making our main character Cat a beaten down and depressed drunk whom no one trusts, Johnstone instead created a character that is both fragile and strong. This ambitious blend of psychological suspense and horror casts a powerful light on the liberating power of imagination.

Johnstone's debut had me flying through the pages while also wanting to sink into her gorgeous writing. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland, although her heart belongs to the wild islands of the Outer Hebrides.Having had a trusted blogger read and love Mirrorland, I had pretty high expectations going in, expectations that it absolutely knockdown out of the park. Because while everyone else might think El is dead, Cat knows she’s alive – and that she has a plan.

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