Goodreads Monday: Beyond Black

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!



Beyond Black
by Hilary Mantel
432 pages
First published in 2005 by Picador

From Goodreads: Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Alison invites Colette at once to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside. It is not long before the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest–insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.


Have I said enough about Hilary Mantel? No. No, I haven’t. I’m on a Mantel kick that is going to last for a long, long time since I’ve only begun to get into her work. Beyond Black sounds like it’s full of the ghostly presences that are usually only hinted at in her magisterial Thomas Cromwell trilogy. I’m down for that.

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