Review

Dark Mode by Ashley Kalagian Blunt review - a solid thriller with a sparkly thread running through

By Hanne Melgaard Watkins
March 25 2023 - 12:00am
A thriller with a dark heart. Picture Dejan Zakic/Unsplash
A thriller with a dark heart. Picture Dejan Zakic/Unsplash
  • Dark Mode, by Ashley Kalagian Blunt. Ultimo, $34.99

The main character in Ashley Kalagian Blunt's novel Dark Mode - late-20s Sydneysider Reagan Carsen - owns and runs a plant store. Psychologically scarred by a stalker when she was younger, her main defences these days are three locks on the door to her small apartment, constant vigilance, and "hiding" offline. It's 2017, but Reagan has no online presence. No Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter.

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