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Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

From her early horror and Torchwood titles to her newer historical mysteries and fairy tale retellings, Sarah Pinborough has proven she really is kind of a jack of all trades when it comes to dark fiction. I love her work and have been hearing praise about her upcoming release since it hit shelves overseas earlier this year. With bday money in hand I was ready to hit "confirm" on a UK copy until I saw that the upcoming Titan edition will be available here soon. Hooray!!!

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads for you:

Toby's life was perfectly normal... until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House: an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium.

No one returns from the sanatorium.

Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.

Because everybody dies. It's how you choose to live that counts.

The Titan paperback is due out September 1st. The hardcover is available in the UK and online now.

1 comment:

Diane Coto said...

Hi - So, if they have been isolated because they are “defective” in some way, that reminds me of the Christmas kid's TV show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the island of misfit toys. :)
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