June 1, 2023

A Home With Good Bones is a captivating story a few younger archaeological entomologist and the skeletons her household would not know lurk within the closet. I’ve discovered each T. Kingfisher novel I decide as much as be intelligent, fast-paced takes on favourite genres; A Wizards Information to Defensive Baking is one other favourite.

The characters and relationships of Samantha, her mom, their neighbor Gail, and lengthy departed Grand Mae are all glorious. Many of the novel is invested of their growth, whereas the story performs gently within the background till a really tense and thrilling conclusion. You turn into extraordinarily conversant in them for such a brief novel.


A haunting Southern Gothic from an award-winning grasp of suspense, A Home With Good Bones explores the darkish, twisted roots lurking simply beneath the veneer of an ideal house and household.

“Mother appears off.”

Her brother’s phrases echo in Sam Montgomery’s ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina avenue the place their mom lives alone.

She brushes the thought away as she climbs the entrance steps. Sam’s excited for this uncommon prolonged go to, and looking out ahead to nights with simply the 2 of them, ingesting boxed wine, watching homicide thriller reveals, and guessing who the killer is lengthy earlier than the characters determine it out.

However stepping inside, she shortly realizes house is not what it was once. Gone is the nice and cozy, cluttered attraction her mother is thought for; now the partitions are painted a sterile white. Her mother jumps on the smallest noises and appears over her shoulder even when she’s the one particular person within the room. And when Sam steps out again to clear her head, she finds a jar of enamel hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the backyard from above.

To search out out what’s received her mother so frightened in her own residence, Sam will go digging for the reality. However some secrets and techniques are higher left buried.

A Home With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher by way of Amazon

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