Tuesday intro: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Once again I’m linking up again with Vicky at I’d Rather Be At The Beach who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon.

tuesdayI’m also joining in with Teaser Tuesday, hosted by The Purple Booker, where you share teasers from your current read. I read a lot of these posts over the course of an average Tuesday so thought it would be fun to join in here too.

This week, I’m reading The Death House by Sarah Pinborough.  I have to say, I didn’t have much look with my last book by Pinborough, The Language of Dying, but then I say a review of The Death House on Keeper of Pages and thought she might be worth a lovely go.  So, when Janel offered to send me her copy, I couldn’t say no.  I’m a little way into it and, so far, I have to say it’s been a good decision.  Here’s what it’s about…

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Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear.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.

And here’s how it starts…

What do you think?  Does it appeal – would you keep reading?

Emma x

14 comments
  1. I’ve read 2 of Pinborough and they were both good. I own this book and will read it, very promising start!

    1. After this one I would try another. Glad I’m giving her another go x

  2. I read another book by the author, Behind Her Eyes, which I enjoyed until the very ending when everything was too weird and unbelievable. This one might follow a similar journey, from the sound of it. But I am curious. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “LIE WITH ME”

    1. I really wanted to read Behind Her Eyes. Then I didn’t. Now I do again. This author has me confused!!

  3. I read BEHIND HER EYES too and it was good enough, but quite weird. I think this author definitely does weird – I mean, ‘bleeding eyes?’ – LOL

    I might try it at some point. Maybe I’ll wait and see what you think when you are finished.

    1. Yes, weird is a good description. But not too weird…

  4. This definitely sounds creepy and I did enjoy Behind Her Eyes… so yes, I’d keep reading

    1. It was, and a good young adult read. Now to write the review!

  5. Well now I want to know what “they” say makes your eyes bleed! I have Behind Her Eyes by this author on my TBR so I’ll be curious to see what you think of this one.

    1. A review should be up this week – I have to say it will be positive!

  6. Hmm… truthfully it doesn’t appeal at all. Present tense is enough to put me off and the appearance of lazy bad language on page 1 finishes it for me. My TBR is safe! 😉

    1. I have to say I really enjoyed it – maybe my review will change your mind…but for now, enjoy a non-growing TBR x

  7. I would like to read this one – many thanks for sharing:)

    1. I have finished it now. Really enjoyed it. I’d like to pass the book on as it was passed to me – would you like me to send it on? If you do, just drop me your address – elittlefield14@gmail.com x

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