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King Nyx
King Nyx | Kirsten Bakis
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Set in November 1918 on the opulent, castle-like island estate of an eccentric millionaire, Claude Arkel, this atmospheric, compellingly readable novel reimagines the life of Anna Filing Fort--whose husband, Charles Hoy Fort, was the most famous "anomalist" of the early twentieth century. Settling in as guests on Prosper Island, the young couple find themselves quarantined in a shabby outpost far from Mr. Arkel's mansion--from which, they learn, three girls have gone missing. After she encounters a figure in the woods that may be the ghost of her long-lost friend Mary, Anna resolves to find out who Mr. Arkel really is, and what has become of the missing girls.A contemporary feminist tale with the mood and mystery of a classic gothic novel, King Nyx reintroduces readers, twenty-five years after her acclaimed debut, to one of our most astonishingly imaginative storytellers.
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PatriciaU
King Nyx | Kirsten Bakis
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Starting my first #hyggehourreadathon on this rainy, cold Sunday evening. Had my son‘s pup for a few days so all of us are tuckered out tonight. Hubs watching b-ball, both my pups falling asleep, one after a round of zoomies. @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie Looks so cozy! 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
AnnCrystal 💕🐕💝. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cozy ❤️ 1mo
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REPollock
King Nyx | Kirsten Bakis
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Bailedbailed

A plot twist near the end strained credulity to the breaking point.

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AmyJoReads
King Nyx | Kirsten Bakis
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Pickpick

Once I got going on this story, I didn't want to put it down!
King Nyx is set in the early 1900s on a mysterious, isolated island owned by a reclusive millionaire. Anna and her husband Charles are invited to the island and they become wrapped up in the strange happenings.
The storytelling was immersive and I was able to lose myself in the pages. You become so engrossed in the story that you simply forget you are reading it.

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