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But Lacey is mistaken. The house doesn't want her. It already has an occupant of its own - an angry little boy who hides terrors that Lacey cannot begin to understand. Beneath the dark stairway, at the bottom of the shadowed hall, there lies a secret: For decades, no child has survived this house, no woman has emerged anything less than broken. Lacey has made a mistake. Now she must fight to survive it - and to save those she loves most.
Sonja Condit's short fiction has appeared in many publications. She is the principal bassoon of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium and she teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
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By jennifer on 05-10-14
The Starter House
I think I expected a little too much from this book, I thought the read up sounded like a good little ghost story but i was wrong. It is not a bad little story but I wanted more to happen and it didn't, I love the books that give you the creeps and this did not for me its a mild little ghost story not scary or gory.
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By Hannah on 12-26-14
A creepy, by the numbers, ghost tale.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would avoid some of the more overused gothic horror tropes, but it isn't painfully cliched.
If you’ve listened to books by Sonja Condit before, how does this one compare?
I haven't so I can't compare but she's a competent writer.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
When we first meet the ghost...
Do you think The Starter House needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, it's a self contained story.
Any additional comments?
An entertaining, if a tad predictable ghost story, with strong narration.