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House of Furies, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Devilish doings drive suspenseful Victorian tale of terror.

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Deals with the devil can make for diabolical plot twists, and this novel in the Gothic tradition provides some satanic reversals. The premise of House of Furies is spelled out right in the introduction. This is a shame, because it's a secret worth holding onto for a chapter or three. Nevertheless, author Madeleine Roux does a fine job of generating creepy suspense while her feisty protagonist, Louisa, seeks a way to escape Coldthistle House and its murderous residents. There''s humor and horror, with a light dusting of romance. There's also a satisfying twist that hints at more occult shenanigans to come.

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