A review of Nina Allan's A Thread of Truth

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A review of Nina Allan's A Thread of Truth

Nina Allan's A Thread of Truth was published by Eibonvale Press in 2007.

Information about Nina Allan:

Nina Allan is a British author. She is the author of A Thread of Truth, Microcosmos, The Silver Wind, Spin, Stardust and The Race. Her stories have appeared in British speculative fiction magazines Interzone, Black Static and Crimewave, and have featured in the anthologies Best Horror of the Year #2, The Year's Best SF #28 and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012 and 2013.  Her story 'Angelus' won the Aeon Award in 2007, and her short fiction has shown up on BFS and BSFA shortlists on several occasions.

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Information about A Thread of Truth:

A young man determined to cure his fear of spiders, discovers both the magic of nature and something much stranger in the Suffolk countryside.

A forgotten suitcase containing a macabre secret.

A touch of the strange on the Moscow Metro.

A mystery living behind the crumbling façade of a derelict hotel.

A crack appears in concrete...

In this book, the first collection from London writer Nina Allan, the full range of her styles is evident. Often using only the tiniest hints of the unusual or otherworldly to colour her narratives, these stories are rooted squarely in both the meticulously observed modern world and the traditions of British Macabre and Slipstream writing. They are subtle and elegantly crafted, leading us to question our own identities and take a second look at places we thought we knew.

From the quiet and melancholy mystery of Terminus to the fractured modern reality of The Vicar with Seven Rigs to the fragile and almost classical beauty and eeriness of the title novella, A Thread of Truth – many of these stories have never been seen in print before and I am delighted to present them to you here.

– David Rix