The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd

4 Stars from me

This is such a clever story, beautifully captured and it opens up and whole new view for the future of mankind. I love it when an author’s mind goes this far off the wall!

Ana and Nan were fascinating to follow as the story unfolded – sweet yet unerringly creepy.

I loved how several of the characters had their own subtly naughty agenda and how all these threads pulled together for the main overture.

Utterly different, various bits of this will play on in my mind for a good while.

This is my 4th Jólabókaflóðið post this Christmas Eve.

Blurb: You can get in. But you can’t get out. Welcome to the library…

Twins Ana and Nan are lost after the death of their mother. Everyone knows who drove Elena, the renowned novelist, to suicide – her long-term literary critic, Eben. But the twins need proof if they’re going to get revenge.

Desperate to clear his name, Eben requests access to Elena’s diaries at the National Library where the twins work, and they see an opportunity. With careful planning, the twins lock down the labyrinthine building, trapping their colleagues, the public and most importantly Eben inside. But as a rogue security guard starts freeing hostages, the plan unravels. And what began as a single-minded act of revenge blooms into a complex unravelling of loyalties, motives and what it is that makes us who we are.

Hauntingly written, with a fresh, captivating voice, The Library Suicides is an intensely memorable and provocative literary read for fans of high concept thrillers that break the mould, and books about books and the concept of the written word.


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