What would you do if you unleashed sleeping evil? The Good House: A Novel by Tananarive Due is a fast-paced and scary tale about a boy named Corey who unknowingly unleashes evil that had been resting and waiting for another chance to wreak havoc on a small town in Washington. This is the same evil that Corey’s great grandmother — Marie Toussaint unleashed decades before with her Voodoo magic. It’s a race against the clock for Corey’s mom — Angela Toussaint, to put a stop to the evil that cursed the family years ago. This story will pull you in and not let you go until the last page has been read. The main character Angela, is a strong female who faces adversity and heartbreak while she puts the pieces of the mystery together to find the answer as to what has destroyed her family. You will be rooting for her the whole way through. There is a little bit of history, a lot of Voodoo and many scary / action-filled moments to keep you up at night!
The Good House is one of those stories that I have read more than once. In fact, it was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. When I did put it down…. all I did was think about it. It was one that I stayed up and read into the wee hours of the morning just to get to the resolution. The plot is completely original and Due has written her characters so well, that you feel connected. If you are looking for a good horror story with a lot of tension and terror-filled moments, The Good House by Tananarive Due does not disappoint!
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