The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (Review)

22396591I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

DNF 60%

On one fateful night, Elmbridge High burned down. This night was a mystery. Three people were killed and Carly Johnson went missing. A diary is found belonging to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s ‘twin’ sister. Except Carly did not have a twin sister and the diary raises more questions than it solves. Such as what happened that night, and who is Kaitlyn?

The Dead House had a really strong start with lots of intrigue and mystery. I loved the psychological aspect. However, the story started to drag around the 40%, and it went down hill from there. It was most likely because the atmosphere and plot of the story shifted from a psychological mystery to a paranormal mystery which I was not as keen on.

Kaitlyn was a really interesting character but I don’t think she could hold the story completely on her own. At 440 pages, revelations and pacing were ridiculously slow – too slow to hold my interest at all. I believe that The Dead Housecould have benefited from a faster pace and kept itself purely psychological rather than adding the paranormal aspect.

Overall, an interesting read but due to the length it really lost me and I was really struggling with it – hence the DNF.

MY RATING: ★★☆☆☆

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