Sunday Mirror review of The Darkening Hour

Struggling to care for her elderly father, journalist Dora is delighted when she hires Mona, a young Morroccan widow, to be her live-in domestic help.

But Mona has secrets of her own and mutual distrust soon festers.

Narrated by Dora and Mona in turn, the author skillfully plays with both their versions of reality – as this dark and brooding novels races towards its genuinely scary conclusion.

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