This has been on my radar since meeting Kirstyn McDermott at an author event we were both doing at La Trobe university. One of the things she spoke about during her speech really struck a chord. She said that the scariest stuff happens in suburbia, and I agree.
Madigan Mine is a supernatural thriller. Alex Bishop is reunited with his first love Madigan Sargood and after she commits suicide he is haunted. McDermott creates a tense atmosphere as Alex and Madigan’s love affair is revealed. There is a creeping sense of dread and suspense as McDermott takes the reader through twists and turns. I loved not knowing where it was going and constantly being surprised as I turned each page.
As I was getting ready for bed one night while reading the book I stood in the darkness and felt a bit creeped out and fearful as I remembered flashes of Madigan Mine. Really liked being taken out of my comfort zone
Really enjoyed reading it and very excited to know that she has a new novel titled Perfections that’s out now.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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