House of Echoes

House of Echoes

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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In this enthralling and atmospheric thriller, one young family's dream of a better life is about to become a nightmare. Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie is being bullied at his Manhattan school. When Ben inherits land in the village of Swannhaven, in a remote corner of upstate New York, the Tierneys believe it's just the break they need, and they leave behind all they know to restore a sprawling estate. But as Ben uncovers Swannhaven's chilling secrets and Charlie ventures deeper into the surrounding forest, strange things begin to happen. The Tierneys realize that their new home isn't the fresh start they needed . . . and that the village's haunting saga is far from over. House of Echoes is a novel that shows how sometimes the ties that bind us are the only things that can keep us...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780804178129
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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