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Hartselle Enquirer

Books of the Week August 5-9

By Michelle Blaylock and Patricia Poe

For the Enquirer

Title: “The Dead House”

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

If you like dark, creepy and strange, then this book is for you.  

A young woman, barely 17, is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder because of an accident – or so you are led to believe. She is one girl by day and another girl by night, almost a Jekyll/Hyde situation.

Her counselor works to make her two personalities eventually merge, assuming the daytime personality – which is the social, complaint personality – will be the dominant one. 

Well, it is not – and that is where the story gets interesting and dark.  

Our main character believes she and her other personality were “twins,” and her twin has been kidnapped by some dark witch. Her friends begin practicing witchcraft to try to save them both, and from that point it gets even darker as they fight battles in their minds and eventually with their physical bodies, resulting with several dead and their boarding school in flames.

Although it is a work of fiction, this book is written as a combination of journal entries taken from the main characters’ journals, testimonies from witnesses and police reports.   

Title: “A Summer in Sonoma” 

Author: Robyn Carr

This is a standalone work from Robyn Carr, and as anyone who has read her books knows, she has the ability to bring her characters to life. 

This book revolves around the lives of four women who have very different lives but are great friends, who help each other during the difficult times in their lives. It is a great summer read. 

The W.B.H. Library of Hartselle has a huge selection of Robyn Carr books, along with other authors who write books that are great summer reads. Stop by and see us soon.

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