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House of echoes: A Novel

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In this enthralling and atmospheric thriller, one young family's dream of a better life is about to become a nightmare.   Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie is being bullied at his Manhattan school.   When Ben inherits land in the village of Swannhaven, in a remote corner of upstate New York, the Tierneys believe it's just the break they need, and they leave behind all they know to restore a sprawling estate. But as Ben uncovers Swannhaven's chilling secrets and Charlie ventures deeper into the surrounding forest, strange things begin to happen. The Tierneys realize that their new home isn't the fresh start they needed . . . and that the village's haunting saga is far from over.   House of Echoes is a novel that shows how sometimes the ties that bind us are the only things that can keep us whole. Advance praise for House of Echoes   "[Brendan] Duffy walks a fine line between crime and horror, skillfully manipulating the threats of a punishing winter, creepy historic setting, and strange villagers. . . . This unsettling, atmospheric tale is right up the alley of those who enjoyed Jennifer McMahon's Winter People ; and the shared appeal with Stephen King's The Shining is undeniable." -- Booklist (starred review)   "A fluid, suspenseful yet subtle thriller, with touches of humor, evocative writing, and characters that are both familiar and uniquely fascinating. A wonderfully tense and heart-wrenching debut." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) " House of Echoes is that rare debut that grabs the reader by the lapels with both hands and never lets go. It's compelling, brooding, atmospheric, and propulsive--and it accomplishes something frightening and unique: a portrayal of the great outdoors as beautiful, amoral, and claustrophobic at the same time. It will stay with you long after you read the last page, and it may very well haunt your dreams." --C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Endangered   " House of Echoes is dark, emotionally affecting and truly creepy. Brendan Duffy dives straight into the ugly core of small-town America and doesn't flinch a bit--a fantastic story and a great book." --Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself   " House of Echoes is the captivating tale of a bruised family's escape to their dream house in a bucolic small town, only to find themselves trapped by its dark legends. In this relentlessly chilling story, Brendan Duffy breathes new life into the gothic tradition. Uncanny and hypnotic, it will freeze your heart." --Keith Donohue, New York Times bestselling author of The Boy Who Drew Monsters   "Brendan Duffy's House of Echoes is one of those wonderful stories that come along only once in a while, a beautifully nuanced and riveting family drama set within a terrifying landscape that has you turning pages long past bedtime. But keep the light burning and read to the end. That's when you realize you've been in the hands of a very clever storyteller, and that what you thought you'd been reading was all along something else." --Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret
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