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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

The Rabbit Back Literature Society - Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen


Description: Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children’s author Laura White to join “The Rabbit Back Literature Society,” an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has been selected: Ella, a young literature teacher. Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual known as “The Game”? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura White’s winter party? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves? Was there once another tenth member, before her? Slowly, as Ella explores the Society and its history, disturbing secrets that had been buried start to come to light...

Opening: The reader was at first surprised, then shocked, as the criminal Raskolnikov was abruptly slain in the middle of the street, right before her eyes.

What, THE Raskolnikov? *gasp* From the cover to the premise I was coloured intrigued so I read on...

...through the indoor snow, and soon arrived at a place that reminded me of a line in The Gruffalo's Child:

Aha! Oho! A trail in the snow!
Whose is this track and where does it go?

A corking story, full of chill and just a couple of flaws that are easy to overlook.

Packs of dogs add menace to this dark fairytale