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A seductive, gothic infused tale of literary suspense the debut of a spectacular new voice about a dangerously curious young undergraduate whose rebelliousness leads her to discover a shocking secret involving an exclusive circle of students and the dark truth beneath her school s promise of prestigeYou are in the house and the house is in the woodsYou are in the house and the house is in you Catherine House is a school of higher learning like no other Hidden deep in the woods of rural Pennsylvania, this crucible of reformist liberal arts study with its experimental curriculum, wildly selective admissions policy, and formidable endowment, has produced some of the world s best minds prize winning authors, artists, inventors, Supreme Court justices, presidents For those lucky few selected, tuition, room, and board are free But acceptance comes with a price Students are required to give the House three years summers included completely removed from the outside world Family, friends, television, music, even their clothing must be left behind In return, the school promises its graduates a future of sublime power and prestige, and that they can become anything or anyone they desire Among this year s incoming class is Ines, who expects to trade blurry nights of parties, pills, cruel friends, and dangerous men for rigorous intellectual discipline only to discover an environment of sanctioned revelry The school s enigmatic director, Vikt ria, encourages the students to explore, to expand their minds, to find themselves and their place within the formidable black iron gates of Catherine For Ines, Catherine is the closest thing to a home she s ever had, and her serious, timid roommate, Baby, soon becomes an unlikely friend Yet the House s strange protocols make this refuge, with its worn velvet and weathered leather, feel increasingly like a gilded prison And when Baby s obsessive desire for acceptance ends in tragedy, Ines begins to suspect that the school in all its shabby splendor, hallowed history, advanced theories, and controlled decadence might be hiding a dangerous agenda that is connected to a secretive, tightly knit group of students selected to study its most promising and mysterious curriculumCombining the haunting sophistication and dusky, atmospheric style of Sarah Waters with the unsettling isolation of Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go, Catherine House is a devious, deliciously steamy, and suspenseful page turner with shocking twists and sharp edges that is sure to leave readers breathless I was really excited for this one., For no reason it turns out The characters were undeveloped and the pace was slow It would be better labeled a novel than psychological thriller because this book never gets you on the edge of the seat I instead fell asleep. School of selected, special, successful, superior students too many S letters in a sentence seems like special spell Oh no Again too many s letters make me feel like stuck in a spell made me think Hey, we have some kind gothic, intriguing thriller,understandable and less brain cell killer version of Ninth House yes, I was not intelligent enough to enjoy that book or some kind of Truly Devious trilogy s murder mystery with just a little Hogswarts vibes I have to emphasize that worl School of selected, special, successful, superior students too many S letters in a sentence seems like special spell Oh no Again too many s letters make me feel like stuck in a spell made me think Hey, we have some kind gothic, intriguing thriller,understandable and less brain cell killer version of Ninth House yes, I was not intelligent enough to enjoy that book or some kind of Truly Devious trilogy s murder mystery with just a little Hogswarts vibes I have to emphasize that world building and creepy, eerie, dark atmosphere the author created was splendid I was always a big fan of dark boarding school mysteries, mind games, the secrets behind closed doors, a murderer walks around the corner and he or she can be anyone sits behind you or your best friend or your boyfriend holds the pillow on your face to choke or appear at your bathroom like his spirit captured by Norman Bates and stabs you with newspaper I think this was Mel Brooks version of Psycho So yes wait for the unexpected things occur out of nowhere and be suspicious about everyone kind of tricky story telling always works well for me I think the book failed me for two big reasons even though it had a promising, stunning start I hate the protagonist I don t want to call her heroine because she is just creepy, living in her head with so many obsessions, introvert, feeble, indecisive, I didn t find any good qualities to like her just a little bit The other is pacing The story stopped in the middle of somewhere I feel like I was trapped in a school car in the snow storm and I cannot open the doors Well opening the door is not a solution if I will freeze to death and when I turn my head to the window, I realize the zombies banging on them They can break and jump inside any second So my over exaggerated imagination is scarier andentertaining than this book s dragged plot I think the author is really talented and created a great subplot with full of great ideas and this will be really enjoyable book without too many descriptions or slow burn mystery If the pace would be a little faster and captivating withinteresting characters, this book could be one of my unputdownable, riveting thrillers that I may really enjoy reading.So I arranged myself a special place in Switzerland that means I m in the middle I didn t enjoy it but I didn t hate it because there were so many potentials and I still want to readworks of the author Let s give solid three stars and wish that my next thriller will beheart throbbing.Special thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers, Custom House for sharing this interesting gothic book s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter This definitely won t be a book for everyone, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the weird, quirky attributes this story had to offer Please do not confuse the author s brevity of content for writing that isn t fully expanded upon each scene is a slow, dread inducing dance that marries mystery with sensuality The revelations might not be shocking to the seasoned suspense reader, but I felt the overall draw isin the luscious setting and character interactions that gave me a foggy se This definitely won t be a book for everyone, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the weird, quirky attributes this story had to offer Please do not confuse the author s brevity of content for writing that isn t fully expanded upon each scene is a slow, dread inducing dance that marries mystery with sensuality The revelations might not be shocking to the seasoned suspense reader, but I felt the overall draw isin the luscious setting and character interactions that gave me a foggy sense of the space between waking and dreaming If you enjoy books that leave you wondering what you just read, you can t miss Catherine HouseMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. Believe me when I tell you that I tried to like this I really, really did but I m at 60% and I just can not force myself to keep reading this For whatever reason my brain is struggling to understand what any of this is about There is a lot of eating, drinking, nudity, and casual sex I normally don t rate a DNF but I read over half of this son of a b and I feel that was enough to qualify a ratingYou are in the house and the house is in the woods The woods are in the house The stairs a Believe me when I tell you that I tried to like this I really, really did but I m at 60% and I just can not force myself to keep reading this For whatever reason my brain is struggling to understand what any of this is about There is a lot of eating, drinking, nudity, and casual sex I normally don t rate a DNF but I read over half of this son of a b and I feel that was enough to qualify a ratingYou are in the house and the house is in the woods The woods are in the house The stairs are in the house Down the stairs is the hallway, and at the end of the hallway is the ballroom The ballroom is in the house You are in the house and the house is in youum, whaaatYou are in the house and the house is in today Today is not a moment Today is not a point Today is an infinite area Today is forever Everything that has happened and that will ever happen is now Everything that has been and will be is here And everything is good Everything is fine You are not sad You are not afraid You are not hateful Because you are here You are here You are inside And you are readyReady to throw my kindle at the wallYour hands are on the table The table is in the hall, across the yard, in the house The house is in the woods In the woods, across the yard, in your hands, is the cup The cup is in your hands Your hands are in the houseMy brain hurts Anyhoo I tried Maybe I will save others some valuable reading time Also, according to other reviewers the end brings no resolution so, yeah Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.