I Am Dust – Louise Beech
When iconic musical Dust is revived twenty years after the leading actress is murdered in her dressing room, a series of eerie events haunts the new cast…
The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer…
Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last portrayed by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room?
Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession, and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you’re in the theatre shadows, you see everything.
And Chloe has been watching…
I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for I am Dust, a brilliant new thriller by Louise Beech. I would like to thank Random Things Tours for inviting me on this tour, and for providing me with an advance copy. The book tour is taking place throughout April; if you want to check out the other stops on the tour then please check out more information at the bottom of this post.
My mind is a bit boggled after reading I Am Dust by Louise Beech, in a good way. The plot involves an unsolved murder, teenagers using a Ouija board, a haunted theatre, witchcraft, and a lot of secrets. I Am Dust is haunting, a bit creepy, emotional, and very atmospheric. I found myself completely swept up by the plot and couldn’t put it down.
As someone who doesn’t normally read psychological thrillers, this book was a bit out of my comfort zone at first. However, this is exactly why I chose to read it. I’m trying to branch out more and read more books outside of my typical genres. I am glad that I read this one, because I Am Dust is a wonderful book. I highly recommend it for fans of psychological thrillers. If you like stories about magic and ghosts, then I think you will love it.
However, it should be said that there are certainly some trigger warnings with this book, especially surrounding self harm. It is not a light-hearted read, but then again thrillers rarely are. If you are looking to lose yourself in an immersive thriller, then look no further than I Am Dust by Louise Beech.
Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Reader’s Choice for 2015. Her second book, The Mountain in my Shoe was shortlisted for the Not the Booker Prize. Both of her previous books Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost were widely reviewed, critically acclaimed, and number-one bestsellers on Kindle. Louise lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.