Michelle Paver - Thin Air - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback £7.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409163367
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409163374
    • Publication date:06 Oct 2016
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409163435
    • Publication date:06 Oct 2016

Thin Air

By Michelle Paver

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Chosen for Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club, this is the chilling new ghost story from the bestselling author of Dark Matter.

Chosen for Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club, this is the chilling new ghost story from the bestselling author of Dark Matter.

The Himalayas, 1935.

Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all.

Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe.

As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried.

And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.

Biographical Notes

Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny 'Nyasaland Times', Michelle Paver moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children's series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and also the bestselling ghost story Dark Matter. Following a trek in the Himalayas, she returns with her second, Thin Air, a chilling tale set on the icy slopes of Kangchenjunga.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781409163343
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Orion
A wonderfully atmospheric and hugely enjoyable ghost story — Anthony Horowitz
Looking for a proper ghost story? Thin Air is a creepy, compelling tale of a Himalayan climbing expedition, where strange events on the mountain stir dread and panic. — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
This vivid ghost story reads like a classic — SUNDAY MIRROR
There are no obvious shocks here but instead a sustained creeping dread as the likelihood increases that it's not all in Pearce's mind and that they are heading for tragedy just like Lyell and company. Subtitled 'A Ghost Story', this is very much the classic approach, concentrating on mood and subtllety to create chills in the reader. — James Evans, STARBURST
Spellbindingly creepy — Eithne Farry, SUNDAY EXPRESS
Michelle Paver's descriptions of Himalayan mountain-climbing are terrifyingly lifelike - the lashing winds, glittering ice: you can see it all...Paver's style is lively and clear; and the tale just rips along...Just fantastic — Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
This haunting new novel and long-awaited sequel to the chilling Dark Matter certainly doesn't disappoint. The plot of Thin Air is undeniably gripping and a genuine page-turner. After finding herself mesmerised by the history, vastness and the terrifying solitude of the Himalayas, Paver used it as the setting for this undeniably gripping account of a 1935 expedition up Kangchenjunga. — Kate Whiting, GLASGOW HERALD
Paver's descriptions of the isolated and intimidating landscape create an eerie, unsettling atmosphere that gets under your skin — DAILY EXPRESS
A ghost story to chill and thrill...Like Touching the Void rewritten by Jack London, Thin Air is a heart-freezing masterpiece. — Amanda Craig, THE OBSERVER