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ISBN: 0375759840
Author: Lucretia Walsh Grindle
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (December 30, 2003)
Pages: 304
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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My hopes were amply satisfied by The Nightspinners. It's a very different novel, but it's every bit as superbly written. I was recently completely bowled over by Grindle’s later novel Villa Triste, and so was naturally eager to try her other work

My hopes were amply satisfied by The Nightspinners. I was recently completely bowled over by Grindle’s later novel Villa Triste, and so was naturally eager to try her other work. My hopes were amply satisfied by The Nightspinners. It’s a very different novel, but it’s every bit as superbly written. Susannah and Marina grew up as identical twins on a small farm somewhere remote in the middle of the American South.

Lucretia Walsh Grindle is an American author of mystery fiction. Grindle's first two published novels, the Pocket Books -issued The Killing of Ellis Martin (1993) and So Little to Die For (1994), both featured elements of the cozy mystery genre and had a common central character in British police inspector H W Ross.

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No one guesses that we are nightspinners. We work in silence, and when our mother eases the door open she rewards us for what she assumes is our sleep. No one knows how much we talk, or about the words we weave between us. She whispers "You are such a good girl. She says it just once, to both of us, as if we were one. Which, in fact, we are. We are two peas in a pod. Marina and me. Mirror images.

Grindle is an accomplished writer who effectively conveys the eerie, largely one-sided relationship between the two girls ("Marina would send entire paragraphs into my head, whether I wanted them or not. Permanently set to receive, I was a fax machine that never ran out of paper"). Though there are more red herrings than necessary (virtually every new character seems a possible killer), the stalking mystery is taut and suspenseful, and the resolution satisfying.

Growing up, Susannah and her twin sister, Marina, silently communicated in a secret language they called “nightspinning.” But when Marina is brutally murdered, eerie, inexplicable events force Susannah to ask herself: Is her sister’s killer now coming after her? Terrified, Susannah realizes that nightspinning may be her salvation—or a trap. A spine-tingling, hypnotic read, The Nightspinners is psychological suspense at its best.

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Skunk Black
Susannah and her twin sister Marina grew up in rural Georgia. Their silent communication to each other they called "nightspinning". As they grew older, Susannah, to establish her independence cut all ties to her sister. However, Marina is violently killed one night. She apparently was stalked and now through various signs, it appears the same stalker is after Susannah. The police appear impotent to stop the stalker and Susannah must try to discover who the murderer is to not only solve her sister's death but to prevent her own.
THE NIGHTSPINNERS is a good solid suspense novel. Well paced and scary enough to keep the pages flying. However, if a reader is well read in this genre, there is a strong sense of deja vu in that the plot seems to lack originality. It is an entertaining but highly forgettable novel that really should not be on any short list for a major award.
SoSok
Great purchase!
Adaly
I chose this book because it was by one of my favorite authors - Lucretia Grindle. It certainly lived up to my speculations, and was a engaging mystery which I couldn't put down. Too bad, I had to buy it as used!
Cemav
How close can a set of twins really be? In Grindle's chilling tale, Susannah and Marina deBreems are closer than most. Susannah is coping with the brutal murder of her twin. The police have not been able to find the killer, and ultimately Susannah finds herself a potential victim. She's receiving hang-up phone calls, flowers, someone's vandalized her car, and snuck in and clipped off a piece of her hair. We soon find out that the same things happened to Marina before she was killed.
Grindle effectively uses flashbacks to set the stage for the finale. There are some red herrings, and the killer's identity is shocking, since there are at least three or four suspects floating around.
The only "twitch" I found annoying is that Susannah has become such a reclusive, unyielding soul that she's not totally likeable. I also think more of Mark Cope would have been nice.
All in all, though, a very good novel.
Jothris
Lucretia Grindle has written two crime novels prior to this special one: 'The Killing of Ellis Martin' and 'So Little to Die For.' On Halloween, tiny witches and ghouls made their way up the lighted path to Susan's front door by the dozens as Mark and she handed out Hershey's Kisses and bags of M&M's. Now there are Christmas trees in the drugstore and groceries, forgetting all about Thanksgiving Day in between. Next week the park scene will be lighted to sparkle through New Year's Day and beyond. There is such a thing as rushing the season.

"Without so much as a motion or a sound, the twin girls were weaving words. They slide them along the bar of light from the hall that filters under the door. Amazingly, they send phrases, paragraphs, laughter, faster and faster, like flights of moths across the dark space of the room. Braiding the strands of their secret cocoon, they practiced nightspinning." As they had grown up in rural Georgia, they silently communicated in a secret language they called "nightspinning." As they aged, they could read each other thoughts, and Susan moved away to college to get away from her doppelganger.

There is killing and consequences. So, too, is it prevalent in this strange book. The climax is the song not heard since childhood she hears in her basement, like the one I hummed in the Greyhound bus. This is psychological suspense at its best.
Gnng
"The Nightspinners" is extremely slow. Extremely. Nothing really starts to actually happen until you're about 150 pages in the book, which is may I mention halfway through the story. I found myself more bored than thrilled and kept hoping that something would happen. And when things DO finally happen they're not even that scary. I mean, being stalked and all is scary, but let's just say that the complications are unsatisfying. For instance, I find myself sticking with the story, giving it a fair shot, waiting for something to happen, and when that something does happen, it's something like "Oh! Her dog was poisoned!" or "Dear Heavens! Someone carved the word 'Bitch' on her car door!". I'm sorry, but those sort of things don't tend to strike any chords of fear within my psyche.
And also may I add that you'd think for a book called "The Nightspinners", there'd be some damn "nightspinning", right? But no, there's practically none whatsoever to be found.
The book does do a good job with introducing characters/"suspects" and keeping you guessing about who it might be, but in the "reveal" I could've cared less. I really could. I honestly think that if you want to read something that'll keep you guessing and interested in it's story, you should look elsewhere.
MrDog
I have had this book a while and finally got around to reading it. I thought it was really suspenseful, creepy and I really liked the characters. I kept thinking I had it figured out, but I must admit, the author got me in the end. I liked it so much, I was hoping the author had more books out, guess I have to wait.Anyway, this is book worth the read if you like psychological(hope I spelled that right) suspense.
A little bit of a slow start but once it takes off, I was really turning pages. Susannah's trip back to her past was handled nicely. She isn't a very likeable character (and neither was her murdered sister) and that alone creates some nice suspense. You are suspicious of her as well as everyone else. Nice surprise ending. A quick read overall.

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