House of Echoes

House of Echoes

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"A young New York City couple with a boy and a baby in tow, Ben and Caroline Tierney had it all...until Ben's second novel missed the mark, Caroline lost her lucrative banking job, and something went wrong with 8-year-old Charlie. When Ben inherits land way upstate from his grandmother, the two of them began to believe in second chances. But upon arriving in Swannhaven, a town that seems to have been forgotten by time, they're beset by strange sights and disconcerting developments...and they begin to realize they might have made their worst mistake yet. But what dark secret is buried in this odd place? And will Ben and Caroline figure it out soon enough to save their young family?"--
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780804178112
Characteristics: 384 pages :,genealogical table ;,25 cm.

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MichelleBees
Nov 28, 2015

enjoyed the gradual pace and looming atmosphere. the story kept me riveted because the author knew how to hook into my concern for the children characters.

MedinaReads Oct 01, 2015

In the hopes of escaping city life and running a charming New England inn, Ben Tierney and his wife Caroline have bought The Crofts, a huge, rambling mansion. They planned on raising their two young sons near the small town where Ben's ancestors survived a brutal Indian attack centuries ago. What they did not plan for was Caroline's mental health to decline, Ben's writing career to stall out, 8-year-old Charlie to spend his days in the woods following a mysterious man who leaves him frightening messages, and a malevolent dread to descend upon the family. As the winter solstice approaches, dark happenings and suspicious villagers convince Ben that they must flee--but can they outrun an ancient evil? Atmospheric, haunting, and chilling!

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ItsJustAmy
May 03, 2015

It's not very often that I want to yell at the characters in a book the same way that I do in a horror movie, but this one did that to me. Duffy does a great job with atmosphere and suspense scenes. He also managed to make one of my least favorite horror/suspense tropes - city family moves into old house in the middle of nowhere - seem plausible.

I highly recommend it if you're a fan of Shirley Jackson or Jennifer McMahon.

balvarez143 Apr 29, 2015

a little slow but enjoyable. It is a creepy read but i think it could have been told in fewer pages.

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