THIN AIR A Ghost Story

The Himalayas, 1935.

Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all.

Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far – and the mountain is not their only foe.

As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried.

And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.

Genre: Horror and Ghost Stories

Number of Pages: 240 Pages

Date of Publication: 05/10/2017


The author of this book is Michelle Paver and the publisher is Orion Publishing.

Rating: 4/5


This was such a great spooky read for October. The story takes place in the Himalayas with incredible descriptions of the Kangchenjuga mountain and the people who live there. The story is told by Dr Pearce, a reluctant late addition to the team of explorers, who is the perfect character to narrate this ghostly and creepy story.

Paver wrote a perfect spooky story taking place on a mountain that could definitely hide darkness and ghosts. The build-up of the events and conversations is amazing and it you find yourself trying to figure it out what happens next. Although it is a great story and one that I would highly recommend to add to your tbr I found myself wanting a bit more horror/suspense/creepiness as in some chapters I was expecting a bit more drama but overall a great story.

P.S I read this book before bed and I actually found myself thinking about the it for a good part of the night. This book was recommended to me by a bookseller at Blackwell’s and I have to be honest I loved the recommendation.  

Availability:  The book is available in all good bookshops.

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