Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret.
Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan, as the sole survivor.
Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
House at the End of the Street by Lily Blake
Paperback : 1188 pages
Publisher: Poppy (August 21, 2012)
One of my favorite library patrons read this and told me I had to give it a try. I’m always excited to get my hands on a hauntingly good read so, naturally, I felt that this would be worth my time. House at the End of the Street is very slow to start but ends with a monstrous bang. It was so slow, in fact, that I almost gave up on it halfway through but decided, “What the hell. I’ve already devoted so much time to it that I might as well stick it out.” I’m glad I did because I so didn’t see the ending coming. But looking back at the entire experience, I can honestly say that watching the movie would probably be a lot more fulfilling than the book, even if Jennifer Lawrence graces the cover. How often can a book-lover utter those words? Not that often; At least I haven’t.
Overall, I’d have to say that I recommend skipping this one altogether. You’re better off saving your cash and buying a truly remarkable read because this just isn’t worth it.