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The night house

Nesbø, Jo 1960- (author.). Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), (translator.). Nesbø, Jo 1960- Translation of (work): Natthuset. (Added Author). Nesbø, Jo 1960- Natthuset. English. (Added Author).

Summary: "From the internationally best-selling author, a twisted, multi-layered spin on the classic horror novel In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths in a house fire, fourteen-year-old Richard Elauved has been sent to live with his aunt and uncle in the remote, insular town of Ballantyne. Richard quickly earns a reputation as an outcast, and when a classmate named Tom goes missing, everyone suspects the new, angry boy is responsible for his disappearance. No one believes him when he says the telephone booth out by the edge of the woods sucked Tom into the receiver like something out of a horror movie. No one, that is, except Karen, a beguiling fellow outsider who encourages Richard to pursue clues the police refuse to investigate. He traces the number that Tom prank called from the phone booth to an abandoned house in the Black Mirror Wood. There he catches a glimpse of a terrifying face in the window. And then the voices begin to whisper in his ear... You know who I am. She's going to burn. The one you love is going to burn. There's not a thing you can do about it. When another classmate disappears, Richard must find a way to prove his innocence--and preserve his sanity--as he grapples with the dark magic that is possessing Ballantyne and pursuing his destruction. Then again, Richard may not be the most reliable narrator of his own story..." --

Item details

  • ISBN: 1787303748
  • ISBN: 9781787303744
  • ISBN: 9780593537176
  • ISBN: 0593537165
  • ISBN: 9780593537169
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 4 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 4 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf" -- Title page verso.
Originally published in Norway as Natthuset by H. Aschehoug & Co, Oslo, in 2023. This translation originally published in hardcover by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Vintage, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London in 2023.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Norwegian.
Subject: Norway Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Mentally handicapped Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Maisons de correction Romans, nouvelles, etc
Maisons hantées Romans, nouvelles, etc
Amitié Romans, nouvelles, etc
Cabines téléphoniques Romans, nouvelles, etc
Personnes disparues Romans, nouvelles, etc
Garçons adolescents Romans, nouvelles, etc
Reformatories Fiction
Haunted houses Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Police Fiction
Telephone booths Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Teenage boys Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Genre: Romans.
Paranormal fiction.
Horror fiction.
Horror fiction.
Paranormal fiction
Horror fiction
Horror tales.

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