REVIEW: A House with Good Bones

“Vultures are extremely sensitive to the dead. Particularly when the dead are doing things they shouldn’t be.”


Sam is an entomologist that works on archeology digs. When her project is suddenly halted, she’s forced to move back into her family home since her apartment has already been sublet. When she gets there, she sees that her mother has strangely re-decorated the house to restore her mother’s decor. Sam begins to wonder why her grandmother, who was not the nicest, is suddenly looming so large in their lives. As strange occurrences continue to happen and childhood memories begin to loom large, Sam has to figure out just what is going on before it overwhelms them all.

The pacing on this one was a little slow for me. I wasn’t sure I cared that much for Sam throughout which kept me a little distanced from the plot. The last quarter was great though, once you got to the action, it was unique, creepy and interesting. I will never look at lady bugs or roses the same again.

Thanks to @tornightfire for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

I think T. Kingfisher has become an auto-buy author for me, while this one wasn’t my favorite of hers, her ideas are so unique. What’s the most recent author you added to your auto-buy list?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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