Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookAll Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on March 8, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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"This literary thriller's complex narrative involves a cursed house, an unsolved murder and impeccable writing." --The New York Times Book Review - The basis for the Netflix film Things Heard and Seen
Recent transplants to the small town of Chosen, New York, the Clares have not received the warmest welcome; once a thriving dairy farm, their home is haunted by the tragedy that left the former owner's three sons orphaned and adrift.
Late one winter afternoon, professor George Clare knocks on his neighbor's door with terrible news: he returned from work to find his wife, Catherine, murdered in their bed. Someone took an ax to her head while their three-year-old daughter, Franny, played alone in her room across the hall.
As one dark secret peels away to reveal others--and as the Clare marriage reveals itself to have a sinister darkness that rivals the farm's history--Elizabeth Brundage offers a rich and complex portrait of the scars that can haunt a community for generations and the dark longings inside each and every one of us that drive us to do inexplicable things.
Why did I add All Things Cease to Appear to my bookshelf?
This is another NetGalley book. I downloaded this book in December 2015 and it has sat on my Kindle ever since. I think that I probably just ran out of time to read and review before publication and then forgot all about it after a while. I didn’t remember anything about it when I saw it on my NetGalley list recently and it does sound like something that I would like. Some of my Goodreads friends liked it but it was a 3 star read for quite a few. It looks like Netflix made a movie from this book that was released last year called Things Heard & Seen so I think that it has to be worth a try.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?