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Kate Alice Marshall

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Værker af Kate Alice Marshall

What Lies in the Woods (2023) 696 eksemplarer
I Am Still Alive (2018) 360 eksemplarer
Rules for Vanishing (2019) 360 eksemplarer
No One Can Know (2024) 251 eksemplarer
These Fleeting Shadows (2022) 134 eksemplarer
Our Last Echoes (2021) 120 eksemplarer
Thirteens (2020) 65 eksemplarer
The Narrow (2023) 55 eksemplarer
A Lady's Guide to Ruin (1700) 18 eksemplarer
Brackenbeast (2021) 13 eksemplarer
A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal (2016) 12 eksemplarer
Extra Normal (2023) 12 eksemplarer
Glassheart (2022) 8 eksemplarer
A Debutante's Guide to Rebellion (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Der Geist von Lucy Gallows (2020) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 173 eksemplarer
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology (2017) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #177 (2015) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #232 (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Let me just say that I really love a good horror novel, and deeply appreciate one that can bring something new to the scene all while leaning on familiar tropes/set-ups, in this case, the found-footage style of the Blair Witch project. "Rules for Vanishing" has all the familiar tones of a woodsy, local folklore-based horror story but Kate Alice Marshall is in complete rule of her world and has created something altogether new. It reminded be a bit of Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy, but it a much more accessible way. This book is downright chilling at times, to the point where I wasn't letting myself read it before bed because of some of the images Marshall conjures up. Seriously, it's not your average creepy girl wandering the woods book - "Rules for Vanishing" has a much higher-stakes game its characters must play, with very strict rules, and it creates a terribly and darkly readable book.
I really thought this was gonna be a full 5-star read for me, but there were a couple things holding it back. The main thing is that this book has a pretty huge big cast of characters, who we get introduced to VERY fast, in rapid succession, and there isn't much done to delineate them (aside from a couple "main" players"). It's actually pretty important readers know who EXACTLY is who; it ties right into plot points, but I struggled to keep names straight. I think it would have helped to have more attention given at the beginning to making distinct characters instead of sort of introducing them in a big blur.
Secondly, there is a mythical aspect of this book (no spoilers) that would have been much stronger if readers had been introduced to it a little earlier on. It comes up at a couple moments, but at the end it becomes WAY more important and there wasn't much foreshadowing to it, which would have been nice.
Finally, although the ending was pretty good, it honestly paled in comparison to the rest of the novel and I think it was a little predictable. I would have loved to see a more unexpected ending!
All in all, "Rules for Vanishing" is one of the most well-written, unique, and CREEPY YA horror stories I've read, and I definitely want to read more by Marshall.
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deborahee | 17 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
3.75⭐️

When her husband Nathan loses his job, pregnant Emma Palmer returns to her childhood home – the same home where her parents were brutally murdered fourteen years ago. Emma and her sisters Juliette and Daphne were separated after the tragedy and have each gone their own way. Though they have drifted apart, together they share ownership of the family home. Emma’s return is accompanied by whispers and speculation, visits from the investigators who believe that Emma is the key to solving the cold case from fourteen years ago and the return of significant people from Emma’s past including her estranged sisters. Everyone has secrets and no one is above suspicion. Emma has never forgotten that fateful night but continues to maintain silence on what transpired on the night of the murders, not even sharing the story of her family tragedy with her husband before she returned to Arden Hills. After all, “No one can know..” and the sisters haven't yet broken the pact they made all those years ago, but it’s only a matter of time before the past comes back to haunt them.

No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall is a well-written, intriguing read that I overall enjoyed. The author deftly weaves past and present timelines into a tight-knit, suspenseful narrative shared mostly from the perspectives of all three sisters. Though the premise of the novel does not strike you as quite original (for fans of this genre), the skillful execution, excellent characterization, the twists and turns and the satisfying ending make for an engaging read. The pace does falter in parts, but this does detract from the overall reading experience. I loved that the author keeps you guessing till the very last page and I especially enjoy such reads when my predictions turn out to be wrong!

Though I didn’t enjoy this novel as much as What Lies in the Woods overall, I found it to be a satisfying read and would be eager to explore more of the author’s work in the future.

Many thanks to Flatiron Books and NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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srms.reads | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2024 |
This book is filled with secrets.
Emma Palmer and her two sisters, Juliette and Daphne, were orphaned 14 years ago, when their parents were murdered in their home. No one ever found the killer, but the police suspected it was Emma, since she openly despised her parents and wished them dead.
Now, Emma is pregnant, and with her husband Nathan, is forced to return to the home. The police still suspect Emma, but she is defiant. Her estranged sisters return to watch her and they have secrets of their own. Emma wonders whether they did the right thing years ago.
Secrets about their parents, their friends, and the girls come to light in this thriller.
I enjoyed it, but wasn't surprised about a few twists.
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rmarcin | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 29, 2024 |
Kate Alice Marshall's newest novel, No One Can Know, is a fast-paced thriller filled with twists and turns. Out now, definitely add this page-turner to the top of your TBR.

A plot-driven family drama revolving around the murder of Randolph and Irene Palmer. Returning to the home she never expected to step foot in again, Emma sets in motion a series of events that she couldn't have anticipated. Told from multiple viewpoints and in a dual-timeline of when Emma and her sisters were teenagers and them now. Emma's older sister Juliette, now going by JJ, had left for college right after their parents deaths, never to be seen again...until now. When younger sister Daphne also shows up after years of estrangement, the tension between the sisters is palpable. Needing to work together to truly solve their parents' murders and clear Emma's name, things get worse when another body is found at the house.

The writing gripped me from the beginning, I read this in four days, which is quick for me (I'm not the fastest reader, although I wish I were). With so many twists and turns, I thought I knew what happened multiple times then found out I was completely wrong. The relationships between the sisters are relatable and understandable, and they each are fully fleshed out characters.

There are trigger warnings for controlling relationships; abuse; and mentions of drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity.

All in all, this is a well-written psychological thriller filled with red herrings and family drama. If you have enjoyed her other novels, then definitely grab this one! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the novels of Karin Slaughter, Riley Sager, or Ruth Ware.

Thank you to @NetGalley and @Flatiron_Books for a digital copy for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.
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SassyCassi | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |

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