362 Belisle St.

362 Belisle St.

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362 Belisle St is advertised as a 'newly renovated, single family home' but buyers just won't bite. Doors stick unnervingly, eerie stains pool across the ceiling, mysterious sounds echo in the empty rooms - it's almost as if the house actually wants to put people off. But young couple Dan and Rebecca have got their hearts set on making it their dream home. So what if the house has its little peculiarities - its strange claw-footed bath, gashes on the pull-down bed - they're all part of the charm, aren't they? Or could it be that there's a presence living unseen alongside them? One with its own dreams and needs...In three chilling tales at one disturbing address, this shivers-down-your-spine read guarantees to unsettle the nerves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 44mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0141010304
  • 9780141010304

Author information

Susie Moloney was raised in Winnipeg, Canada, and still lives there with her husband and two sons. She is the author of BASTION FALLS and A DRY SPELL.show more

Review Text

Set in modern suburban America, this story relates the progress of three successive occupants of the recently renovated 362 Belisle Street. All appears to be normal when Dan and Rebecca Mason move in, but before long unexplained noises are heard, apparitions appear and tensions between them are wound up to breaking point. They leave the house as soon as they can and a single mother with a son moves in, again to vacate the premises swiftly in favour of an ageing novelist, who is determined to stay - until something dreadful happens. The linking thread throughout the narrative is Glenn Darnley, a recently widowed estate agent who comes into contact with the house each time it comes back on the market. She is the most sympathetic and interesting character in the book, and her growing unease about the house mirrors the reader's reaction. Susie Moloney is a skilled storyteller and in her hands the ghost story becomes an atmospheric thriller that relies less on cheap effects than on an absorbing plot, with imaginative twists and an unexpectedly satisfying ending. Her characters are convincing; they are real people, with human contradictions and weaknesses. This is a book for grown-up readers who wish to be engaged as well as thoroughly entertained. (Kirkus UK)show more

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431 ratings
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2 15% (63)
1 6% (26)
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