[[ Reading ]] ➿ House of Echoes Author Brendan Duffy – Anguillais.us

House of Echoes In This Enthralling And Atmospheric Thriller, One Young Family S Dream Of A Better Life Is About To Become A Nightmare.Ben And Caroline Tierney And Their Two Young Boys Are Hoping To Start Over Ben Has Hit A Dead End With His New Novel, Caroline Has Lost Her Banking Job, And Eight Year Old Charlie Is Being Bullied At His Manhattan School.When Ben Inherits Land In The Village Of Swannhaven, In A Remote Corner Of Upstate New York, The Tierneys Believe It S Just The Break They Need, And They Leave Behind All They Know To Restore A Sprawling Estate But As Ben Uncovers Swannhaven S Chilling Secrets And Charlie Ventures Deeper Into The Surrounding Forest, Strange Things Begin To Happen The Tierneys Realize That Their New Home Isn T The Fresh Start They Needed And That The Village S Haunting Saga Is Far From Over House Of Echoes Is A Novel That Shows How Sometimes The Ties That Bind Us Are The Only Things That Can Keep Us Whole.

[[ Reading ]] ➿ House of Echoes  Author Brendan   Duffy – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • House of Echoes
  • Brendan Duffy
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 0804178119

    10 thoughts on “[[ Reading ]] ➿ House of Echoes Author Brendan Duffy – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    this is a gothic horror novel that has a very classic feel to it it doesn t try to transcend the genre or break any metafictional ground but it does deliver a solid, if familiar, smalltown thriller.the premise is one we have seen before young family tries to escape their problems by moving from big city to quaint small town only to discover that they have unwittingly barged into a very close knit community with shared history and unspeakable seeecrets and this move has most assuredly not been this is a gothic horror novel that has a very classic feel to it it doesn t try to transcend the genre or break any metafictional ground but it does deliver a solid, if familiar, smalltown thriller.the premise is one we have seen before young family tries to escape their problems by moving from big city to quaint small town only to discover that they have unwittingly barged into a very close knit community with shared history and unspeakable seeecrets and this move has most assuredly not been an escape from anything the details around this skeleton ben and caroline tierney are a manhattan couple with troubles ben is a w...


  2. says:

    I received this book from Netgalley with the unspoken promise that I would write a review So here it is So, this here book has been haunting me for over two months and not in a creeptastically good way It became if only in my head the book that would not end and the book I had to finish because I had invested so much of my free time I swear the word count got larger every time I closed my Kindle App Moral of this story If everything in you screams at you to DNF a book just do it because s I received this book from Netgalley with the unspoken promise that I would write a review So here it is So, this here book has been haunting me for over two months and not in a creeptastically good way It became if only in my head the book that would not end and the book I had to finish because I had invested so much of my free time I swear the word count got larger e...


  3. says:

    Ben Tierney s grandmother has died and left him and his brother the old family house and the land that belongs to it He learns that the Croft, the family Swann s old home is for sale while being there and inspecting the old family house Ben and Caroline, his wife, feels like that would be the perfect place to start over since they had a rough year They move to the Croft and start to renovate the house to make it into an inn Charlie and Bub, their children, seem to love the place and Charlie Ben Tierney s grandmother has died and left him and his brother the ol...


  4. says:

    A solid and enjoyable debut from Brendan Duffy a gothic style mystery that had excellent pacing with subtle clues that can be easily missed, and those are my favorite kind There is a constant feeling that something ominous is quietly lurking behind every page Duffy never lets us get too comfortable There are no tricks and no gimmicks here, just good, old fashioned storytelling I did feel like the author lost a little steam at the end, not quite knowing exactly how to wrap things up and kind A solid and enjoyable debut from Brendan Duffy a gothic style mystery that had excellent pacing with subtle clues that can be easily missed, and those are my favorite kind There is a constant feeling that something ominous is quietly lurking behind every page Duffy never lets us get too comfortable There are no tricks and no gimmicks here, just good, old fashioned storytelling I did feel like the author lost a little steam at the end, not quite knowing exactly how to wrap things up and kind of went for an artsy sort of ending It was like he knew what he wanted to say, but not exactly how to say it you ll know what I mean if you read it I wasn t too crazy about that artsy wrap up, especially since the book was so classic and straightforward in all other respects It didn t quite fit with the overall tone and feeling of the book But he did tie up the loose ends and for that I am satisfied I m teet...


  5. says:

    3.5 it has been awhile since I have read a horror novel, not because I don t like them but because I haven t found many that don t include vampires or zombies This one fit the bill nicely Has a flavor and tome that reminded me of Salem s lot or, Children of the corn, though the children in this book are not the villains.Moving into a huge old place, The Croft, in Ben s grandmother s old village, he and his family hope to make a new start Caroline has plans to renovate the place and make it in 3.5 it has been awhile since I have read a horror novel, not because I don t like them but because I haven t found many that don t include vampires or zombies This one fit the bill nicely Has a flavor and tome that reminded me of Salem s lot or, Children of the corn, though the children in this book are not the villains.Moving into a huge old place, The Croft, in Ben s grandmother s old village, he and his family hope to make a new start Caroline has plans to renovate the place and make it into an inn Charlie, in the beginning lo...


  6. says:

    At first, theI got into this book, theit reminded me of another thriller, Chris Bohjalian s THE NIGHT STRANGERS A man here he s a writer with writer s block and his wife she has some mental health issues and two kids boys in this case move to an old fixer upper mansion in small town New England, where the house and surrounding forest are of a foreboding nature, to say the least I loved C.B s book, and this one maybe evenRight up until the end, that is, when it just go At first, theI got into this book, theit reminded me of another thriller, Chris Bohjalian s THE NIGHT STRANGERS A man here he s a writer with writer s block and his wife she has some mental health issues and two kids boys in this case move to an old fixer upper mansion in small town New England, where the house and surrounding forest are of a foreboding nature, to say the least I loved C.B s book, and this one maybe evenRight up until the end, that is, when it just got a littlefarfetched than I m willing or able to accept.The previous owners histories become of interest to the protagonist, and he decides to write about them, gathering as much history as possible from the local villagers mostly members of other families who have graced the area for centuries, including, what else, an herbalist But this isn t the half of it There are mutillated animals in the woods, killed by who, or what Multiple fires Eerie noises in the house and woods The eight year old son is acting as if ...


  7. says:

    2.5 stars.HOUSE OF ECHOES is the first novel by author Brendan Duffy A gothic style mystery that centers around a small town that obstinately clings to its past and each other, forsaking all outside influence.It begins with a typical family looking to get away from city troubles theme, and inheriting property that they never knew existed from a deceased relative The family gave off the impression of being strangers co existing, rather than an actual family The only character I felt I kne 2.5 stars.HOUSE OF ECHOES is the first novel by author Brendan Duffy A gothic style mystery that centers around a small town that obsti...


  8. says:

    2.5 starsThis is truly one of those ok ratings Not bad, not good, but kind of boring and stereotypical of the gothic thriller genre The premise is good, intriguing even in it s been done many times before theme But I never really felt any depth or connection with the characters and their actions were always so damn predictable Ben and Caroline Tiernny escape their high paced city ...


  9. says:

    I am always in pursuit of great creepy thrillers Especially a good story that adds some historical fiction flavor Maybe haunted, maybe not Just as long as it gives the creepy tingle up the spine House of Echoes is that story.It has perfect pacing, starting out in the hazy, dreamy days of summer Something is not right with the inn the Tierney s are renovating and living in, and there s something off about the small, unfriendly village where it s located And the creepiness sets in.The storyt I am always in pursuit of great creepy thrillers Especially a good story that adds some historical fiction flavor Maybe haunted, maybe not Just as long as it gives the creepy tingle up the spine House of Echoes is that story.It has perfect pacing, starting out in the hazy, dreamy days of summer Something is not right with the inn the Tierney s are renovating and living in, and there s something off about the small, un...


  10. says:

    In a genre that relies on a dark atmosphere, suspense, mystery and dark secrets from both the past and the present, Brendan Duffy s House of Echoes is a breath of fresh contemporary air A young family of four already burdened with inner turmoil leaves the pressures of city life behind to re create themselves in a quiet small town and a...

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