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A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

A Sudden Light by Garth SteinSeptember 30, 2014 from Simon & Schuster

In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, divide up the profits, and live happily ever after.

But as Trevor explores the house’s secret stairways and hidden rooms, he discovers a spirit lingering in Riddell House whose agenda is at odds with the family plan. Only Trevor’s willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family’s future.


PURCHASE

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BARNES & NOBLE | CHAPTERS INDIGO

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      Thanks Jenn! I decided to try something different. I think I will do them like this from now on. Much easier to scroll through and focus on one book at a time! Broken Monsters and Of Bone and Thunder are both really good. You should add them to your TBR list!

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