The Dead House

The Dead House

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Welcome to the Dead House.
Three students: dead.
Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.
Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, "the girl of nowhere."
Kaitlyn's diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. Its charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn't exist, and in a way, she doesn't - because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson.
Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It's during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it.
Debut author Dawn Kurtagich masterfully weaves together a thrilling and terrifying story using psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and the discovered diary - and as the mystery grows, the horrifying truth about what happened that night unfolds.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780316298681
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Kurta
Characteristics: 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Aug 18, 2017

I couldn't put this book down. Dawn Kurtagich is amazing at writing horror and making you question everything that you are reading. This book is worth reading and you will never forget what the dead house is.

Jul 08, 2016

I really liked the first half. It was very much a psychological horror book up until the second half. I'm not much into magic so once I got 50% of the way through, it became a struggle for me to finish it.

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