Book Review: The Good House by Tananarive Due

Book Rating

Overall, I would give this book a rating of 4.5/5. Read my overall opinion about the book below.

The Book Summary

In this book, Angela returns to her late grandmother’s house, which is commonly referred to as the Good House by locals in Sacajawea, Washington. What was once a beloved home quickly becomes a dark place she wants to avoid after a tragic event occurs within its walls.

Angela finally returns to the house two years after the tragedy to face the house and unearth the truth behind her family history. Will her family history be the reason the tragedy occurred in the first place?

Why did I choose this book?

This book was chosen by the BiblioGhoul Book Club during Women in Horror month. I’m so glad that this was brought to my attention, as I never would have known it existed otherwise!

My Honest Opinion

I really enjoyed this book. At times, the chapters felt too long, which is the only reason why it didn’t get a 5/5 rating from me. There were times where I had to power through some of the chapters hoping to get to more action, especially at the beginning of the book. It took me awhile to really get into the characters and begin to connect with them.

I did love how you learned more about the tragic event throughout the book, at a similar time that Angela is learning about her family history. You get to hear different perspectives from different times, as you learn more about the grandmother, what led up to the tragic event, and what was still lurking in the house, all looping into a conclusion at the end. 

Parts of the story towards the end felt a little rushed, which is difficult given how long the story was, but overall it was still a very enjoyable read. I will definitely be checking out more of Tananarive Due’s books in the future!

Who might like this book?

This book would be great for someone looking for:

  • A supernatural book that has many twists and turns throughout, told by different perspectives, by interesting characters.
  • An interesting take and history on old voodoo practices and magic with a spin into a haunted house spooky story.
  • Anyone that wants to take a dip into a book that is weird and creepy horror, without really being full-on psychological horror or full of gore.

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Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any book recommendations or if you have read this book!


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