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Carrie meets American Horror Story meets The Shining in this terrifying YA horror novel from the author of Tweak and Schizo.
Something’s not right in Beach Haven.
Jen Noonan’s father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror.
After her alcoholic mother’s death, Jen’s father cracked. He dragged Jen to a dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to start their new lives—but Jen can tell that the place has an unhappy history. She can feel it the same way she can feel her anger flowing out of her, affecting the world in strange ways she can’t explain.
But Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It’s got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the house awakens. Visions of a strange boy who lived in the house long ago follow Jen wherever she goes, and her father’s already-fragile sanity disintegrates before her eyes. As the forces in the house join together to terrorize Jen, she must find a way to escape the past she didn’t know was haunting her—and the mysterious and terrible power she didn’t realize she had.
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Nic Sheff is an author, screenwriter, and recovering drug addict and alcoholic. His memoir of addiction, Tweak, was a New York Times bestseller. His first work of fiction, Schizo, won him much critical acclaim. Nic is a huge fan of horror-in film and on the page. Harmony House is his first novel in this genre.
Caitlin Davies is an actress and voice artist. She has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and has studied acting at the Eugene O'Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, the Barrow Group, and Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Original bio sent from Cassandra:
Cassandra Campbell began doing voice overs as the voice for Calvin Klein's Italian commercials. This was followed by commercial and documentary recording in both English and Italian. She has recorded many audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie(R) Award nomination. As an actress and director, she has worked at the Public, the Mint, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stagewest, Theatreworks, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Millmountain Theatre, the National Shakespeare Company, and the New York Fringe Festival.
Noah Galvin has performed in numerous regional and off-Broadway plays, including performances in Yosemite, Treasure Island, Our Town, and Broadway Kids. Also a narrator, he has read books by Stephen Chbosky and Matthew Quick, among others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novel was so bad on so many levels I wish their was a negative star rating that I could give it. I feel like this author does not have an original thought in this novel! The publisher did a fantastic job with making this novel sound pretty extraordinary....but it was not. It's like this author took some of the most popular horror stories (in novels and film) and threw in some magic that doesn't entirely make sense and thought that all this would work for a novel......it does not. For example, dad is a crazy religious guy who is to the point of abusive (Carrie's mother from the novel and movies Carrie by Stephen King). House issues (Stephen King and so many others), crazy religious figure head (so many movies and books), ghost kid who appears and saves the day but is never heard from again (again, a bunch). It's just ridiculous and does not make sense. Honestly, if this audiobook had been longer than 5 1/2 hours I would have NOT finished it. But even finishing it was painful because this novel was so awful. Just avoid!!!
This would make a great movie!! Lots of bible thumping and blood. Great combo for the big screen. Reminded me a bit of Stephen King's "Carrie" combined with "The Shining".