Monday, September 7, 2015
The Dead House
Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!
Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of three teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy - only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace...
...until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.
But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn't exist Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?
The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails. And the diary.
The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.
This book is a twisted roller coaster that will mess with your mind. However I might suggest that you don't book an appointment with Dr. Annabeth Lansing or maybe you do. Your choice. I thought that this book had the Blair Witch Project influence to it. In a good way. I really liked the interviews between Dr. Lansing and Carly/Kaitlyn. The video footage was creepy. The transform seen on the footage would be a little hard to believe if not caught on tape. Than there were the journal entries. Very creative that the pages were burned to give the feel of the journal being found after the "Kaitlyn Johnson" incident. It was almost like I could feel the delicate paper in my hands with the black soot and smell of ash. The further that I got into the story the creepier it got. This book does mess with your mind as a psychological thriller but with paranormal aspects as well. I can not wait to read this author's next book.