Slade House by David Mitchell

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Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents — an odd brother and sister — extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late…

My take: 5 looks and a WOWZA!

I LOVE this kind of story! It sucked me in right from the beginning, kept me turning pages, then made me want more, more, more. This is the first time I have read a work by this author, although I have a few more on my TBR. After this, I will move them up on the list.

The characters of numerous, but don’t get too invested in them. Any more would be a spoiler, and I don’t want that. Suffice it to say that there are some very odd happenings at Slade House, and you should definitely steer clear of that area every nine years.


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