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09 October 2020

Book Begininngs: Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis.

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis cover

Transcript of interview with Nolan Nox, Director of Ninghtjar, for Scream Screen magazine (Nightjar twentieth-anniversary special feature) 

I got Harrow Lake in a Wildest Dreams book box earlier this year, and I've been saving it for spooky season. I utterly adore YA Horror, but it's not something that is easy to find.

Harrow Lake starts with a transcript of an interview, which I thought was quite clever. It really gives you an idea about Lola's dad's personality.

I am intrigued and want to read more.

No. I can't be seen wearing my absentee mom's old clothes while Nolan lies attached to machines back in New York.

This is from page 56 in my finished copy. Which also has excellent bright yellow sprayed edges.

The mystery in this book is excellent and I am loving the very slow chill that is building. It's so subtle  yet intense that it makes me stop and think and I love it.

What are you reading this week?
Do you ever read horror?


  1. This book sounds intriguing and something I would definitely read xx

  2. I loved this one so I can't wait to see your thoughts!

    Lois |

  3. Oh I am pulled in!!! Happy weekend!

  4. Wow this gave me goosebumps! I'm hoping to read Harrow Lake soon but am very cautious with horror as I scare easily haha. Hopefully it's not too scary??

  5. I just recently finished this one. It was very creepy.

  6. I finished this back in October and it was definitely what I had been looking for in terms of atmosphere.


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