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Review - Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall




Do you want to play the game?

Once a year, a road appears in the woods at midnight and the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons, inviting those who are brave enough to play her game. If you win, you escape with your life. 

But if you lose... 

It’s almost a year since Becca went missing. 

Everyone else has given up searching for her, but her sister, Sara, knows she disappeared while looking for Lucy Gallows. Determined to find her, Sara and her closest friends enter the woods. 

But something more sinister than ghosts lurks on the road, and not everyone will survive.





Rules for Vanishing was my final book of 2019, and an excellent read it was too. It's incredibly creepy and mysterious.

The format of this novel is very interesting. It's presented as a kind of literary "found footage" affair. That is, it's a collection of notes and files hacked from a doctor's files. A lot of the text is therefore written testimony from Sara, told in th…

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