A Good House for Children
by Kate Collins
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Pub Date 02 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2023
Serpent's Tail / Viper / Profile Books, Serpent's Tail
'I absolutely loved A Good House for Children and was gripped right from the start. A dark and haunting read.' - Lucie McKnight Hardy, author of Water Shall Refuse Them
'Equally terrifying and brilliant, Kate Collins' claustrophobic gothic tale of motherhood, sacrifice, and loss, captured my attention from eerie beginning to unforgettable end-a read-in-one-sitting triumph of storytelling.' - Ashley Tate, author of Twenty-Seven Minutes
'A chilling, unsettling read that drew me in and stayed with me long after I had finished it ... Kate Collins knows exactly how much to show us and how much to leave to our imaginations. A perspective, accomplished ghost story that managed to be both tender and truly terrifying.' - Emily Critchley, author of One Puzzling Afternoon
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The descriptions were vivid, the Structure and plot flowed easily, making it an enjoyable read. I'd love a sequel. The author has set it up nicely if they ever wanted to do one.
The first half had me going is it the isolation? Is it grief? Slowly driving these characters out their minds and perhaps hearing or seeing things that aren't there. But the second half had me going please someone burn down that house and have no one live on that land ever again.
Also I feel that if Doug hadn't burdened Sarah the way he did or if Nick had listened to Orla in the beginning, everything would have been different. It just my interpretation, but I feel like it wasn't just about the house or the women or the children but also the choices of men that thought of their needs first that led to it all.
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