House of Reckoning: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 256 pages
26 Reviews
After the untimely death of her mother and the arrest of her father for killing a man in barroom brawl, fourteen-year-old Sarah Crane is forced to grow up fast. Left in the cold care of a foster family and alienated at school, Sarah befriends classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient still plagued by voices and visions, and the eccentric art instructor Bettina Phillips, a mentor eager to nurture Sarah’s talent for painting. But within the walls of Bettina’s ancestral mansion, Sarah finds that monstrous images from the house’s dark history seem to flow unbidden from her paintbrush—images echoed by Nick’s chilling hallucinations. It seems the violence and fury of long-dead generations have finally found a gateway from the grave into the world of the living. And Sarah and Nick have found a power they never had: to take control, and take revenge.
  

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User Review  - Kylie - Goodreads

This book is somewhat reminiscent of Saul's older novels, which makes it an improvement over many of his newer books. The protagonist (Sarah) and her teacher are fairly well-rounded characters that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lea Dyson - Goodreads

It is very rare that when I finish a book I have a sense of closure. The last sentence in John Saul's, House of Reckoning, was the most satisfying closing I have read in a long while. The writer did a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
24
Section 4
36
Section 5
46
Section 6
54
Section 7
66
Section 8
74
Section 18
177
Section 19
182
Section 20
186
Section 21
190
Section 22
202
Section 23
207
Section 24
216
Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
112
Section 13
126
Section 14
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Section 15
152
Section 16
161
Section 17
171
Section 26
236
Section 27
245
Section 28
251
Section 29
263
Section 30
276
Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2009)

House of Reckoning is John Saul’s thirty-sixth novel. His first novel, Suffer the Children, published in 1977, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include Faces of Fear, In the Dark of the Night, Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, Nightshade, The Right Hand of Evil, The Presence, Black Lightning, The Homing, and Guardian. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii.


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