The Cellar by Minette Walters

The Cellar

Minette Walters

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177 pages | first published 2015

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From the internationally bestselling, award-winning crime writer Minette Walters, The Cellar is a harrowing, compulsively readable novel about a family of African immigrants, the Songolis, and the dark secret they keep hidden in the depths of thei...
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dark 84%
tense 69%
mysterious 46%
challenging 38%
sad 30%
emotional 23%
reflective 15%
adventurous 7%


fast 58%
medium 41%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 44%

Loveable characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

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