A friend of mine passed the novel onto his mother's "Alexandria Book Club," which is the third ladies' book club I'm aware of who took a chance on reading it (as a departure from their usual fare) and loved it. Their review:
Please report to K. that my group of old ladies loved the book! Some had a bit of trouble getting by some of the language in the beginning, but once they understood the context, they went with it and were so glad to have read it! They really found the characters authentic; loved many, detested a few! They also were so impressed by K's seeming inside knowledge of the lobstermen (and men at large) and their lives, plus her understanding of a brain injury and its devastating toll. The scene at the convenience store, when Anja was trying to return to some form of work, from choosing her clothes to the final horror, deeply touched everyone. There were many scenes that were recalled with real appreciation. In all, they thought it was artfully written and as I said were so glad you gave it to me. They all said they will share it with others too. So, please tell K. they loved The Ghost Trap ( the book and the title) and are looking forward to her next offering!