House of Reckoning: A Novel (Google eBook)
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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Review: House of ReckoningUser 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
Review: House of ReckoningUser 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