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Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear.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 thoughts on “Tuesday intro: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

  1. 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.

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  2. 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! 😉

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