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Steven Callahan
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Ghost of "Gruhuken" - 4.5 stars....

— feeling ghost
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

I am immensely fascinated with the Artic so anytime I find a book set in the area, I snap them up. I also love a good ghost story so if you combine the two I'm in heaven! And that's exactly what you'll find in Dark Matter so I knew going into it, that it just had to be good. 

 

In 1937, a 28 year old, down-on-his luck guy named Jack, is offered the chance to join an Artic expedition to a remote uninhabited area named Gruhuken. From the start, the expedition is cursed with problems and after departing, the crew learns that Gruhuken may not be the picturesque & "uninhabited" area they were hoping for...

 

This is the perfect ghost story especially for a cold winter night. It's chilling, spooky and very atmospheric! I wish the ending was extended a little more though and that's the only reason I didn't give it a full five stars. The loose ends were tied up nicely but I felt like they were rushed and compacted into just a few pages. Actually the book was so good I could have used about 100 more pages but even a few more would have been nice. If you like ghost stories though, you don't want to miss this one.