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All Things Cease to Appear

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allthingsceasetoappear300Written by Elizabeth Brundage, this book watches a drama unfold over many years. Part rural noir, part Gothic horror, with just a powdering of the supernatural to it, this book is difficult to categorise, but it starts with a murder in the small town of Chosen, New York, in 1979. Wife and mother Catherine Clare is found with an axe in her head and it looks like she was killed in her sleep by an intruder. As the layers are peeled away, however, the psychological aspect kicks in. Were the family happy, and what sort of relationship was growing between Catherine and the Hale boys, whose parents used to own the property the Clare’s now inhabit. Read the full review here.

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