'You have plenty of time to clear your TBR piles to make room for this book as it won't be published until October, but make room you should as Michelle Paver's Dark Matter is a ghost story of terrific menace written with consummate skill' CORNFLOWER BOOKS ' I was hooked right away and finished it in just a few days. Dark Matter is the kind of horror story that can chill just about anyone' LITERARY STEW 'Dark Matter is one of the spookiest stories I've read in recent years. It's not a teen novel, but unsurprisingly, given Michelle Paver's background, the style shares many YA traits. The main character, Jack, has a strong voice and the writing is tight. The pace builds gradually, yet Michelle Paver keeps the action moving and doesn't stray into superfluous description. Everything in this book has been retained for a reason' CHICKLISH 'Definitely a book to read in large bites (if not in one mouthful) if you are a lover of the strange and chilling' MIDLETON BOOKS 'Dark Matter is a true ghost story. It will chill, terrify, and haunt you, while still leaving you feeling satisfied. I cannot praise this book enough. Perfectly written' EMPIRE OF BOOKS 'Paver has written a seriously good, very original, genuinely creepy story and for that, we must say mange takk (Norwegian for thanks)' -- Toni Whitmont BOOKTOPIA 'Dark Matter got my attention from the very first pages' -- Sarah Clarke THE BOOKSELLER 'A scary tale that explores issues of class and love' -- Ruth Hunter THE BOOKSELLER 'Paver creates and describes a wonderfully atmospheric setting; one nervously begins to hear the harsh wind blowing and to feel the unbearable cold' -- Rodney Troubridge THE BOOKSELLER 'Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a good ghost story and Michelle Paver's unsettling psychological novel, Dark Matter, really fits the bill' -- Sue Scholes THE BOOKSELLER 'Paver once again brings her distinctive style to DARK MATTER. A lot of attention is paid to the natural landscape, making it a captivating read for the explorer's heart. DARK MATTER has a very strong sense of realism, testimony of the thorough research involved, and of Paver's own experience in the Arctic circle' SONGS OF THE FOREST blog 'Atmospheric and decidedly unsettling' WOMAN & HOME 'I loved this story. I couldn't put it down. It's as creepy as an M R James ghost story and yet, even though it's set in the 1930s, it doesn't feel self-consciously dated as many neo-Gothic stories do. It feels absolutely relevant. Not many people can write historical fiction without anachronism but with a contemporary feel and Michelle Paver is one of them. Dark Matter comes highly recommended' THE BOOK BAG 'I needed to read this for a job I have. It is a ghost story, and a pretty successful one, judging by the fact that I had to sleep with the lights on for three days after. Either it's pretty good or I'm a pretty big wuss. It's about an expedition in the 1930s to the Arctic. Once the sun disappears entirely for the winter, they start seeing a man who walks the shore near their cabin. Nothing much more than that happens, there's not much gore, but it's still impressively scary' BOOKISH 'Bestselling children's author Paver's genuinely terrifying tale will have you shaking under the covers' PSYCHOLOGIES 'Dark Matter is a spellbinding read - the kind of subtly unsettling, understated ghost story MR James might have written had he visited the Arctic'