Starter House

  • by Sonja Condit
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Her dream home is about to become a house of nightmares....
From the moment Lacey glimpses the dusty-rose colonial cottage with its angled dormer windows and quaint wooden shutters, she knows she's found her dream house. Walking through its cozy rooms, the expectant mother can see her future children sitting on the round bottom step of the house's beautifully carved staircase, and she imagines them playing beneath the giant maple tree in the warm South Carolina sun. It doesn't matter to Lacey and her husband, Eric, that people had died there years before.
But soon their warm and welcoming house turns cold. There is something malevolent within the walls - a disturbing presence that only Lacey can sense. And there is Drew, a demanding and jealous little boy who mysteriously appears when Lacey is alone. Protective of this enigmatic child who reminds her of the troubled students she used to teach, Lacey bakes cookies and plays games to amuse him. Yet, as she quickly discovers, Drew is unpredictable - and dangerous.
Fearing for her baby's safety, Lacey sets out to uncover the truth about Drew and her dream house - a search for answers that takes her into the past, into the lives of a long-dead family whose tragic secrets could destroy her. To save her loved ones, Lacey must find a way to lay a terrifying evil to rest...before she, Eric, and their child become its next victims.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very Very Very Boring

Would you try another book from Sonja Condit and/or Cassandra Campbell?

Absolutely not. The writing was horrible and the story was pointless


Has Starter House turned you off from other books in this genre?

I like ghost stories, but there was absolutely no mystery about this one.


What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

The narration was whiny


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not one


Any additional comments?

Not a good story. I barely made it through. Nothing happens

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- Virginia

No,No,No

What disappointed you about Starter House?

So glad this book is over & done with


Would you ever listen to anything by Sonja Condit again?

No, not worth a credit!


What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Yes very much.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Starter House?

At least 1/3rd to 1/2 of the book, plus have someone else write the ending!


Any additional comments?

I should have returned this one, but too late now.

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- gary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio