Today I am so, so excited to host an audio clip and video for Dawn Kurtagich's phenomenal debut The Dead House. The Dead House is the chilling story of Carly and Kaitlyn and what happened at 'the Johnson incident'. It's one of my favourite books of 2015 and it holds a special place in my heart. Before I go into it, here's what The Dead House is all about:
Title: The Dead House
Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Publication Date: 6th August, 2015
Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . . Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers. Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’? Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you've finished reading..
Below is a chilling audio clip taken from The Dead House to give you a taster for this brilliant book!
My lovelies at Hachette have offered up x1 copy of The Dead House for one lucky winner. Hop on over to my Twitter account to enter!
Note: Open to UK/Ireland only