Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (89) The Dead House

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:57 PM with 8 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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The Dead House

Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: September 15, 2015

Link to Goodreads:

Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . . 

Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.

Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you've finished reading.

Why I'm Excited:
I love "mixed-media" storytelling, so this sounds really fun. I also love a good creeper, and this sounds promising as far as chills are concerned. I'm not a fan of the cover, honestly--although I do like the building--but it isn't a deal breaker. I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for this one. 

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8 comments:

  1. Ohhh! A perfect Halloween read right here….not sure it's for me (it may be too creepy) but it does sound promising. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. the cover for that book looks amazing hope you enjoy it.
    My Waiting on Wednesday
    new follower via bloglovin

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  3. Great pick!! This one is new to me, but it sounds promising. I will have to check out some reviews. I hope you enjoy it!!

    Here is my WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-copper-gauntlet-by.html

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  4. Ooooh!:D I haven't read a book with medical notes, film footage transcripts and diary entries in so long (Mara Dyer has interview transcripts and they add beautifully to the book!):)
    This does sound incredibly creepy - the idea of an evil twin kinda creeps me out...;)
    Even though I don't love the cover too, I know that books can be sooooo much better than their covers!
    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!
    New follower on bloglovin (PS natflix is a genius name:P):)
    Here's mine:) : http://anotheronceuponatime.blogspot.sg/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-sweet-temptation_25.html

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  5. This one does sound pretty good! I am surprised I haven't heard of it until now; I love thrillers! I hope you have a great week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  6. That cover is spooky! I hope you like it!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-manwhore.html

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  7. This sounds sooooo good! Adding it to the TBR. Great pick! ~Pam

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