Evocative, chilling and superbly unsettling, it is very good indeed.
Dark Matter builds suspense brilliantly ... As well as a ghost story, it's a great portrayal of Svalbard and the experience of spending a winter in the Arctic.
A genuinely suspenseful and really quite chilling tale
Paver's descriptions of the topography are marvellously vivid and add to the sense of menace that suffuses the story
More than just a ghost story, this is an exquisitely told psychological thriller. Unputdownable!
An atmospheric ghost story that would give Susan Hill a run for her money
A genuinely terrifying tale ... I cannot recommend this novel enough, especially in these dark nights, you will certainly get more than you bargained for. I did.
Ghost stories don't frighten me much but this one did. Quite a lot, actually ... Chilling in every respect.
This gripping ghost story has moments of horror and beauty
A chilling period piece, Dark Matter cunningly illustrates how fear, rather than death, is the great equaliser.