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The Death House
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Lord of the Flies meets Never Let Me Go in this “moving and totally involving” (Stephen King) dystopian thriller from the internationally best-selling author of Behind Her EyesToby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unraveled 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. 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.

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Street Date:
09/01/2015
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Sarah Pinborough. (2015). The Death House. Titan.

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Sarah Pinborough. 2015. The Death House. Titan.

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Sarah Pinborough, The Death House. Titan, 2015.

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Sarah Pinborough. The Death House. Titan, 2015. Web.

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Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unraveled 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.
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...

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Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unraveled by something as simple as a blood test.
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No one returns from the sanatorium.
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.

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      • content: "When I reached the end, I was devastated and sad. Sad because it was over, devastated because the ending was perfect."
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      • source:  Dying World News 
      • content: "The ending was powerful and just another sign that Sarah Pinborough is one of the best we got."
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      • source:  The Horror Fiction Review
      • content: "Pinborough delivers an irresistible cast here, from our main couple and their friends to antagonist Jake and his goons, to the mysterious Matron and her nurses who treat the children with little to no emotion. It has the feel of GIRL, INTERRUPTED mixed with OUTBREAK, and while the horror is latent in each scene, at its core THE DEATH HOUSE is a dark love story with a heart-wrenching finale that showcases Toby's integrity."
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      • content: "Dark and touching, you’ll grow to care about these captives and share their desperation as they search for answers."
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      • content: "Pinborough’s The Death House provides a compelling celebration of hope in the direstof worlds"
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      • content: "An amazing, heart-rending novel of love, loss, and hope."
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      • content: "The Death House is bleak yet beautiful, dark yet full of warmth, compassion, and understanding. Sarah Pinborough deserves all the acclaim and accolades that have been coming her way."
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        October 19, 2015
        The Death House of this coming-of-age novel is where "defective" children abducted from their families are warehoused as they anxiously await the emergence of symptoms signaling their inevitable deaths. Toby, the appealing 17-year-old narrator, struggles to adapt to the grim sociology of the place, even as he copes with the usual teenage angst and moons over Julie McKendrick, his great love that might have been. But when freckle-faced Clara appears on the scene, the reader knows that Julie will soon be a fading memory and Toby is about to find love in the midst of death. Will he beat the odds? Will love conquer all? If Pinborough (Beauty) was aiming at Ishiguro territory, she has fallen short. Readers, rather than being sucked into her world, are more likely to find themselves distracted by a host of unanswered questions and resentful of the constantly escalating emotional manipulation. Young adults may enjoy this novel; adult readers will find it less Never Let Me Go and more Romeo and Juliet light.

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