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What if you awoke in an eerie art museum without knowing how you and four others arrived?

What if those four comprised a musician you had the hots for, a movie star, an office worker, and someone you knew nothing about, all of whom remembered the same woman right before finding themselves there?

What if that museum had no easily discernible exits, no means for contacting anyone on the outside, but still had operating internal surveillance?

For Sophia Stewart, the real nightmare doesn’t begin until she escapes.

Author Melanie Surani spent a few minutes with The Big Thrill discussing her latest paranormal thriller, DARK MUSEUM. Here’s what she had to say:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

I hope they won’t be able to go to another museum without being a little freaked out.

What attracts you to this book’s genre?

I love the idea of being trapped in an abandoned building. The exploration, the fact that nobody else is around … it’s cozy and scary at the same time.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

My favorite author by far is Stephen King because he creates the best characters. I forget I’m reading horror fiction for most of his books and then BAM—something awful happens to them.


Melanie Surani is an author with a heart for international travel. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, before moving to Toronto, Philadelphia, and New York City. She lives with her husband and cat in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Her previous work includes The Silent Treatment, The Morning After, Commanding Disappointment, A Body in a Seat, and A Similar Fate.

To learn more about the author and her work, please visit her website.


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