: Book review – The Little Men by Megan Abbott (Open Road Integrated Media, 2015)

cover71463-mediumPub Date Sep 15, 2015
Open Road Integrated Media
The Little Men
by Megan Abbott

Arrived

Blurb: In 1953, Penny is just another washed-up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime. She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low-rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it’s a dream come true; Penny takes to the place instantly. But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled courtyard may not be as perfect as it seems. Penny’s new neighbors start filling her head with stories about past tenants, whispering voices, and a suicide that may not have been a suicide at all. Soon enough, Penny starts hearing strange noises and she can’t help but wonder about the true fate of the bookseller who died in her home a dozen years earlier. Her suspicions are only fueled by the ominous inscription that she discovers in a book that’s closely guarded by her landlord. . .

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of seven novels, including The Fever, Dare Me and The End of Everything . She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film studies at New York University, the New School, and the State University of New York at Oswego. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Statesman, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Guardian and the Believer. She lives in New York City.
With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me access to an early digital  Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
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