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Catherine House 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

About the Author: Elisabeth Thomas

Elisabeth Thomas grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she still lives and now writes She graduated from Yale University and currently works as an archivist for a modern art museum CATHERINE HOUSE is her first novel.

10 thoughts on “Catherine House

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 re

  3. says:

    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 o

  4. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestWhen I first started reading this book, I couldn t quite figure out why the ratings for CATHERINE HOUSE were so poor Ines was a desperate, anxious, introverted girl filled with insecurities and a sense of fatalism that cause her to act out wildly within the confines or prison of her new sch

  5. says:

    The cup is in my hands.My hands are in the house.The house is in the woods.The woods are in my hands You know that saying, If it sounds too good to be true it probably is Yes, of course you do We all do So why is it that characters in books and movies act as though they ve never have heard this phrase Instead, they go all into

  6. says:

    Oh my goodness At times I felt I needed to have my head examined while reading Catherine House But there is an addictive quality mixed with a few lagging parts but then back to addictive I could have a field day talking about a variety of smorgasbord tidbits found inside this mysterious puzzling world of weird.One of the charact

  7. says:

    3.5 We are living in a unsettling and uncertain time I think that is why I was drawn into this novel Catherine House is a very unusual school Past students of this school have graduated to become successes in many fields Prospective students are thoroughly vetted, nine hour interviews, recommendations and these are gone over with

  8. says:

    Catherine Housethe place you finally belongthe place you want to staythe place you want to leavethe place you lovethe place you hate Holy mixed reviews on this one I truly enjoyed this slow burn This book is not a cookie cutter book, it is a completely unique story You have to have an open mind and you have to pay attention and dig

  9. says:

    3.5 starsThis wasn t a perfect read but for the most part I did enjoy this one It might have lost me a little bit at the end but that s okay because my overall opinion is pretty positive The story is different, or at least compared to most of the books I typically read, and I do tend to place a high value on stories that feel unique.C

  10. says:

    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.

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