The Dark House

The Dark House

eBook - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Meet Edward Rollins, scion of one of Boston's more notable families. A diligent but uninspired employee at one of the city's finest investment houses, he is a man of means -- and of secrets. Each night, armed with a hand-held tape recorder, he randomly picks a car and follows it to a destination, cataloging the habits and peculiarities of its driver. A harmless obsession. But one night changes everything. Trailing a car to a remote suburb, Rollins follows it to a house that, he eerily realizes, was once frequented by his murdered cousin. Drawn into a mystery to which he unwittingly holds the key, he must unlock the secrets of his past to find the truth -- a search that could free him from his own dark house of despair. A harrowing, tension-riddled literary thriller that echoes the storytelling power of Frederick Busch and Ian McEwan, The Dark House heralds the arrival of a major talent.
Publisher: [United States] :, Harper Collins Publishers,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061741166
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 20, 2011

I wanted so much to give this four stars but its hackneyed and predictable ending stopped me. Still, it was a fun read. It's refreshing to have a protagonist who isn't a burned out ex-cop, private eye, or slick defense lawyer. Rollins is a victim of sorts, a rather weird, uptight, stultified preppie a bit past his prime. He has a "hobby" of conducting moving surveillances of total strangers picked at random -- until one of these episodes turns bad. The first half of the book was both unusual and well-written, conveying a spookiness that had me going for quite some time. Although the ending was telegraphed at least 100 pages too early, it was satisfying in its way.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at SSFPL

To Top