The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
"The stone mass of it [the house] was bulked up against the wood behind like a dog with raised hackles and I had a premonition of the unease I was coming to associate with the place."
Written in a slow but well crafted manner, this is not a novel for those who love speed and action. Whitehouse fully develops each character in the book including the landscape and architecture. Almost immediately this story has a feeling of suspense and foreboding as it describes the painful degeneration of a close-knit group of friends. Joanna, the narrator, blames her friend's recently inherited house as the cause for everyone's sudden bizarre and sometimes violent change in personality. Relationships become twisted as each friend warps under the eerie powers of house leading to an explosive and shocking conclusion. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Paula N. @ MPL Central