The Lonely Places

In the electrifying tradition of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, J M Morris savagely plumbs the depths of psychological terror in an uncompromising and brutally brilliant suspense debut The Lonely Places etches a fiendishly compelling portrait of madness and menace, eroticism and terror, that pits a woman s mind against a world where nothing is as it seemsE LONELYIn the electrifying tradition of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, J M Morris savagely plumbs the depths of psychological terror in an uncompromising and brutally brilliant suspense debut The Lonely Places etches a fiendishly compelling portrait of madness and menace, eroticism and terror, that pits a woman s mind against a world where nothing is as it seemsE LONELY PLACES Then along came a spider Who sat down beside her Ruth Gemmill is broken All she has known, all she has loved, all she has ever desired, have laid her waste As autumn s shadows begin to seep through her London home, Ruth escapes to the fading twilight of northern England in a last, desperate attempt to stave off the encroaching darkness She needs the consolation of her brother, Alex a man she cannot breathe without It s not the first time She couldn t breathe without Matt either Matt, who used to beat her Matt, who loved to hurt her Matt, whom she loved with a masochistic passion that destroyed everything in its path But Ruth moved on, reinvented herself Ruth found the strength to escape the terrifying abuse of her domestic existence Or so she would like to think Little does she realize the extent of the crippling cobwebs her vicious lover has spun throughout her mind.But in the grim, foreboding town of Greenwell, where her brother now lives, fate deals Ruth another blow For Alex has disappeared To bring him safely home, she will be forced to confront her emotional demons through a bewildering landscape, where the phantoms of a menacing past lurk around every corner, wielding memories, determined to wake Ruth up to the most horrifying reality of all Some webs can never be swept away, some spiders sting to destroy With chilling emotional precision and searing insight, J M Morris has created a novel that is at once devastatingly plausible, utterly poignant and impossible to forget.
The Lonely Places In the electrifying tradition of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell J M Morris savagely plumbs the depths of psychological terror in an uncompromising and brutally brilliant suspense debut The Lonely P

  • Title: The Lonely Places
  • Author: J.M. Morris
  • ISBN: 9780385336086
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Lonely Places”

    1. I spent weeks slowly making my to the halfway point in the book, and I ended up reading the last half in just one day. (Perhaps, because it was due back to the library or maybe because I finally got involved at that point.) The book had a lot of promise, and I liked and felt for most of the characters. I loved the dark mysteriousness of the atmosphere and the twists and turns of the plot. That being said, I hated the ending. I had a hard time giving this review 3 stars just because of that.

    2. Halfway through this book, I told my friend, "when I finish this book I am either going to love this author or want to kill them for sucking me in and then screwing me over with a crappy cop-out of an ending."Luckily it was the former. This atmospheric mind-screw of a book is in capable hands, and the final reveal is brilliant.

    3. Could have been better. Less threads, more development on the good ones, and a more concrete conclusion. Plus, I found the main character very weak and passive, which after learning she'd been abused I wanted to see her overcome that role--but she never did.

    4. I don't know where this book came from?? It was just on my book shelf my husband doesn't read so I must have picked it up from somewhere and I have no Idea where but with a name like lonely places a ghost story I was intrigued. It sucked me in I read it in two days. Very good.

    5. It's a long old book I've got and haven't had a chance to read.i have read it and well some I couldn't get especially when how Ruth suddenlyy woke up at Alex's house in London while she were still in Greenwell.

    6. I was a little disappointed by the ending. Maybe it was too literary for me ;) The book has kinda been growing on me in retrospect though.

    7. I'd probably give this book 3.5 stars, but I was a bit confused at the end, and after reading all that horrific stuff, it ended rather abruptly.

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