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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Nightspinners by Lucretia Grindle

The Nightspinners  is the story of the link between twin sisters Suzannah and Marina deBreem, who as children developed their own wordless language, communicating telepathically by what they called nightspinning.

Suzannah and her sister are no longer close when Marina is murdered.  About 18 months later, Suzannah begins dealing with some strange events: her car door is vandalized, she receives flowers from an anonymous admirer, she is accosted in the laundry room when the lights go out.  

Discovering that her sister was stalked in a similar manner before her murder, Suzannah fears the killer may have transferred his interest to her and begins her own investigation.  

Definitely suspenseful, there are almost too many people who could be guilty.  Suzannah find it difficult to trust anyone and because she doesn't know the motive, both Suzannah and the reader have difficulty eliminating suspects.

Suzannah is not always sympathetic, but the novel is a quick read and entertaining.  I recently read a positive review of Grindle's The Faces of Angels, but the library didn't have it.  I'll look for more by Grindle.  

Fiction.  Mystery/Suspense.  2003. 288 pages.


  1. This sounds different. I will have to keep my eyes open for a copy.

  2. I like the set up for this and I actually have read a book by this author. It's been a while but I remember thinking it was a good, maybe not great, but still entertaining mystery.

  3. Suspense, a lot of thinking, great ending. What more can you ask for?

  4. ooooh, cool. This looks good to me.