This is one of those books that I just know is going to stay with for some time as I go over it again and again in my mind.
Beautifully written, it’s a spell binding tale, that is at times terrifying as you think about just how possible it all could be.
This book will draw you in carefully and won’t let you put it down until you are done.
Simply superb, and highly recommended.
Journey with Jack, as he finds himself becoming increasingly isolated during his meteorological Arctic expedition. Sit beside him as the short summer days move quickly towards the unending night of winter. Walk with him as he struggles to ensure his expedition remains a success. Feel the loneliness take hold as he battles the demons of the dark.
You won’t want to read this one alone at night.
Result: – Go get it now.
Out of nowhere, for no reason, I was afraid. My skin prickled. My heart thudded in my throat. My body knew before I did that I was not alone…
London, 1937. Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life, so when he’s offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway, and at last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year.
But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. Soon Jack will see the last of the sun, the sea will freeze and escape will be impossible.
And Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark…