The Shape of Darkness: A Novel

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Agnes is a silhouette artist struggling to keep her business afloat. Nobody wants their silhouettes only when the photograph is becoming more and more popular. Things take a turn for the worse when her clients are being found murdered. Who will want to sit for her now? Agnes decides to visit a medium to get some answers. However, Agnes discovers that The Shape of Darkness might come in a more familiar form than she is prepared for.

Set a book in Victorian England and I’m pretty much sold no matter what. Add in ghosts and murder, and it’s a must-read. The relationship between sisters in this story is so interesting. How can you love someone that you also hate? While there are some supernatural elements in this tale, there are also many examples of the power of our mind and how far we’re willing to go to believe in something that is contrary to what we see. If you are anything like me and love anything Victorian, ghost stories, and murder mysteries, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I’ve never read anything else by this author, but now that I have, I’m going to have to read more.

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Author Laura Purcell
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Penguin Random House
Publish Date 01-Jun-2021
ISBN 9780143135548 Buy this Book
Issue July 2021
Category Historical Fiction