Wednesday, 8 April 2015

WoW #47: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting on...

The Dead House

by Dawn Kurtagich

  The Dead House
by Dawn Kurtagich book cover

Expected publication: August 2015

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult,

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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.

-- As seen on Goodreads

I. NEED. This. Book!!

Oh my goodness, did you read the synopsis?! It sounds EPIC! I love horror with a psychological/thriller vibe, rather than blood-‘n-guts horror… so this synopsis sounds pretty perfect to me! I can’t WAIT to read it!

The cover on the left is the US version, and the one on the right is UK.

I really like both covers! The US one is definitely the creepier of the two… but there is something about the UK cover I really like. Arrgh, I don’t know which one I like best! Am I alone in this?? Which cover do you prefer?

What new releases are you waiting on this week?


  1. Oh my, thank you for sharing this! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR and since I'm participating in the "2015 Horror Challenge" on Cornerfolds blog, I'm always looking for new horror books ... this one sounds amazing! I love the synopsis and the cover looks awesome too - I definitely prefer the US cover btw! It looks creepier and is more catchy than the UK one, I think. :D

    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  2. Um.... This looks AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to add it to my TBR now! YA horror is so hit or miss. I hope this one is as good as it sounds!

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  3. I definitely love thriller's, not so much horror but hey it sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing Alma :D Hope you're having a great day, here's my WoW @ Emma's Bookery

  4. WOW!! I need to read this for sure! Check out my WoW!

  5. OOoh that looks spooky good!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Awesome choice. I'm totally sold on the premise.



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