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"[A] cerebral thriller…. [Jensen’s] denouement is eerie and foreboding, leaving unanswered as many questions as it addresses."Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“Gripping…. Jensen weaves an eerie, haunting narrative, told in Hesketh’s singular voice, building an unsettling tension as it moves toward a chilling finish.” —Booklist

“[A] compelling apocalyptic literary thriller…. An intricate, intelligent, nightmarish eco-prophecy delivered in pacey fictional form.”—Kirkus Reviews

"In the course of eight inventive, provocative novels, Jensen has carved out a fictional space dense with elements of fantasy and thriller, satire and SF, science and cod-science, but entirely her own. The mainstream is moving towards her, rather than the other way around."—Guardian (UK)


"The Uninvited is a masterclass in creepiness – as unsettling as Margaret Atwood or Kazuo Ishiguro but with modern detail such as Skype calls, industrial espionage and Twitter. It is this hybrid of haunted souls and capitalist cautionary tale that gives the novel its power."—Independent (UK)


"Expertly paced and pitched, combining moments of chilling horror with deadpan comedy, this audacious novel is utterly gripping."—Daily Mail (UK)

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review by . January 23, 2013
I really, really tried to like this book, but in the end I just couldn't. It's not because the book is poorly written, because it's not, or because the plot is very unusual, which it is. The truth is that I just couldn't get into the story line. I'm usually a reviewer who will accept the world view that the author presents to the reader, and go along with it. In this case, I just couldn't.      The plot involves terrible crimes committed by children against …
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