The Death House
Some children are defective, like Toby. Toby is one of a rare few children whose lives have been betrayed by a blood test. In a near-future Britain, they are bundled into a van and taken to a remote island to live out the rest of their days in the Death House—a mansion physically and culturally separate from society until they eventually succumb. The symptoms of being Defective vary, but one thing is for sure – when someone is taken ill and whisked away to the Sanatorium on the top floor, they never come back.
Toby is the ringleader of Dorm 4. It’s one of the last dorms without someone to have succumbed to the disease, and get taken by the Sanatorium. It’s a competition. Who is strongest in the face of death? Toby also sleeps all day and in the night, the Death House is his to explore and his to live in. He’s used to it all. He’s used to not caring, to not showing how afraid he is. For no matter what, The Sanatorium comes for you.
The book is beautifully emotional and terribly addictive. Some of you may also shed some tears and the story, in fact, is such that it may keep you up all night. It has both creepiness and suspense. The characters of this book engage you from the first page itself. While the physical traits of characters are not described, you still fall in love with these characters. You start to care for these featureless characters, you feel their joyous moments, you experience their struggle, and you get angry when something bad happens to any of these characters. You fear for them and you pray for them. You will absolutely fall in love with this book.
About the book Author
Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed adult and YA author based in London. Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story and also the 2010 and 2014 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and she has four times been short-listed for Best Novel. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.
Her next novel, Behind Her Eyes, coming for HarperFiction in the UK and Flatiron in the US (January 2017) has sold in over 20 territories worldwide and is a dark thriller about relationships with a twist. On Twitter @sarahpinborough
Title: The Death House
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Published Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 272 pages
Reviewed by: Guest Reviewer
Our Rating: 4.0 /5
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