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by Lucie. Whitehouse

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ISBN: 0747590303
ISBN13: 978-0747590309
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Lucie. Whitehouse
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First Edition (first american) edition (2008)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1834 kb
FB2 size: 1643 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 310
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The author has an excellent way of really nailing certain situations and emotions, voicing thoughts and feelings that normally can't be pin-pointed. I could definitely relate to what she was writing about and found her style of writing very easy to read. The storyline, however, drifts on without ever really going anywhere. The climax at the end felt rushed over leaving me wondering what the point of the story was. I also got bored with Lucas and his little tantrums - I think I would have told him where to go months before. At the end of the day, yes she did cheat on him with the kiss, but they clearly weren't meant to be and it was "a kiss" for goodness sake... I also found the whole allusion to the spiritual "life" of the house a bit strange. For 75% of the book I kept expecting it to turn into a ghost story, after all Joanna was debilitated with blinding headaches on occasions because of it all, but it never came to pass. I also would have liked a proper showdown with the annoying best friend, Danny. He deserved much more than the hidden exit that he received. I would have liked karma to have done something with him!
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What a great book. From the first few pages I was hooked. A great cast of characters, their lives interwoven and connected by the mysterious mansion of Stoneborough. There were characters I adored and characters I loathed, and though I had a pretty good idea where the story was heading, small twists and turns kept me guessing and changing my ideas. Despite her actions, I enjoyed Jo, the main protagonist, and wanted more of her. Lucas's slow decent into madness was engrossing and Danny was vile but interesting. The ending was climactic, with elements I predicted and huge ones I didn't. Overall, this was a fantastic book, with excellent fast paced writing, and I look forward to more by Lucie Whitehouse.
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I think it was honestly misidentified as "gothic". It was a very well written fiction story. It was a real page turner, but if you are expecting a supernatural element from the blurb in the back, don't bother.
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't the twists and turns in this book. Just when I thought I knew what was happening, another plot twist turned me around.

This is a great first novel and I have now ordered all her other books, which tells you how much I enjoyed this.
Although this book has been compared to Donna Tartt's "The Secret History," I don't know that the comparison is a valid one. That being said, I still found "The House at Midnight" to be entertaining and enjoyable. The characters were generally easy to connect to, although I found myself overly irritated with the narrator. If you like a psychological thriller that won't make you think too much, this is a good book for you.
The characters were well written and I could get a real feel for the situation in which Jo found herself. The theme of love and the responsibility that comes attatched to love, along with the varying approaches to this responsibility by the characters was very well thought out and described. A very good read.
This is one of the best current day novels ever written. Gatsby-ish , but can stand on its own merits too.
I've read all the books written by this author. She's remarkable and I never imagine how they're going to end.