The Death House Sarah Pinborough

isbn9781409160106-1x3aPub: Gollancz

Toby’s life was perfectly normal… until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House: an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They’re looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it’s time to take them to the sanatorium.

No one returns from the sanatorium.

Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.

Because everybody dies. It’s how you choose to live that counts.

They say it makes your eyes bleed.’ Even before I read this first line I was drawn by this novel. The cover is dark and foreboding and you know you are in for an adventure.

Sarah Pinborough’s ‘The Death House’ is a haunting dystopian tale of love and will make you feel emotions of sadness, hope and eventually acceptance. The tale is a slow burner that need no rush as it is well written and doesn’t leave you wanting any more.

It is an unforgettable novel of sickness, religion, murder and suicide and you will question your own feelings of these subjects and make you want to treasure the good times and the love you have in your own life.

5*/5

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