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Thin Air: The most chilling and compelling ghost story of the year

Thin Air: The most chilling and compelling ghost story of the year by Michelle Paver

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By Michelle Paver

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Chosen for Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club, this is the chilling new ghost story from the bestselling author of Dark Matter.

The Himalayas, 1935.

Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all.

Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far – and the mountain is not their only foe.

As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried.

And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.


23 Oct 2016

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I really loved Michelle Paver's ghost story 'Dark matter' set during the 1930's about an arctic expedition, so I was really looking forward to her follow novel!
I was not disappointed again - the writing flowing and she really sets the tension and when it comes it is terrifying. 'Thin air' is set in 1935 and is about a group of English men climbing the Kanchenjunga a sacred mountain in the Himalayas. The descriptions of how the men and their Sherpa's set off and built their camps as they begin their assent is well written - the attention to detail is particularly fascinating. A riveting read that I couldn't put down - but on a note of caution it's best to read with all the lights on!

Sarah Davis - Greenwich libraries

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