In the House in the Dark of the Woods

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

Book - 2018
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A Puritan woman goes missing deep in the woods of colonial New England, and soon must face the supernatural horrors that her people had only imagined up until then.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316411059
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hunt
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 19 cm


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Try "In the House in the Dark of the Woods" while you're waiting for Alderman's "The Power."

Renee in Communications & Systems: A dark, mysterious fairy tale that leads the reader deep into woods haunted by ghost children, dark figures, and women who may or may not be witches. Not strong on plot, the story nevertheless builds towards a surprising denouement.

Recommended by Renee in Communications and Systems.

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Sep 18, 2020

“Eerie and disturbing”

I really wish it was but i was lost and confused while i’m in the middle of the story. The first two chapters were promising and i was very intrigued but then it started getting perplexed. And the ending made me more confused and felt like i haven’t understood the story at all.

Feb 05, 2019

A haunting, dreamlike story, with characters that slowly reveal their true nature as the tale unfolds. Goody, our main character who is only identified by her title (goody = goodwife = Mrs.) and therefore is only an extension of her husband, wanders away from home to pick berries, but as you read you find that the real reasons for her trip are a little more complicated. Is what she faces in the forest a terror, or was her life until then the real horror? A good book for people who like nebulous, uncertain stories with no concrete conclusions.

Jan 27, 2019

After reading the synopsis and seeing this beautifully haunting cover, I was really looking forward to reading it. However, I couldn't force myself to finish this book. I read about halfway but found I was losing interest and having trouble following the story. The writing was beautiful, but I had difficulty extracting a clear understanding of the imagery and plotline. I love horror, but I didn't get a horror vibe at all from the book. I think for the right reader, In the House would be an extremely enjoyable read. And that's the tea.

Sep 26, 2018

Listed on BookRiot's Best Horror books of 2018 for Halloween season.


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