“Ominous, fantastic, and wonderfully malevolent…. I felt the spirits of Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Albert Camus’ Meursault, whispering to join the fun.”— Alice Sebold, best-selling and award-winning author of The Lovely Bones.
“A unique voice in contemporary fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews
[F]ull of literary pyrotechnics and Easter Eggs, dark twists and darker humor…. I was hooked from page one.” — Paul Tremblay, award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World.
“[A] taut mystery about how the lives we lead are forever changed by the stories we tell and the secrets we keep.” — Ramona Ausubel, award-winning author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and No One is Here Except All of Us.
“[T]his rich neo-gothic novel…captures us with an eerie power exactly like Henry James’ governess and the stressed-out, dreamy extremists of Poe. Milo, the son, the brother, the watcher, the spy, had my sleeve fiercely in his fist the whole way.” — Ron Carlson, award-winning author of Five Skies.
“[B]rilliantly probes the authorship of horror in its many arenas: history, war, parenting, nature, love, the imagination.” — Michelle Latiolais, award-winning author of Widow and She.
“[M]ixes just the right amount of death, poetry, and deceit, into an already glorious stew of familial dysfunction and the ultimate result is this pure and delicious fiction.” — Alice Sebold, best-selling and award-winning author of The Lovely Bones.