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Feb 8, 2014

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

 
Lauren Oliver makes her adult debut with this mesmerizing story in a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.

 

Summary

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

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2 comments:

  1. I didn't know Lauren was branching out to adult fiction. Not sure it's the type of story I would read but I'm loving the cover!

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  2. Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors!! And I don't know how I didn't know she had an adult debut coming out ... and GAH that it doesn't release until September!!!!
    So I just added this one to my TBR beg-borrow-buy wishlist and will definitely looking forward to it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

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