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Following the deaths of her mother and beloved aunt, Kate Kavanagh inherits the family homestead in the Irish enclave of Three Oaks, Connecticut; but the house has changed since she visited a year ago--no more windows on the first floor and gaslights and a wood burning stove in place of the modern appliances. It also appears to be haunted. And that's just for starters. Onc...more
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Published April 30th 2011 by Triskaideka books
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Nerine Dorman
For lovers of shadow realms hidden behind a thin veneer of normality, Home by Carson Buckingham will offer a tantalising glimpse into a world of mysteries. Kate Kavanagh has tried her entire life to fit in--and this need of acceptance from those around her has resulted in her marrying an unsuitable sociopath of a husband.

At its heart Home is a tale about Kate's inescapable acceptance of her fate and how it changes her. Her passive acceptance of events around her is maddening at times. The first...more
Rob Miller
With "Home," Buckingham's put out a work of dark fantasy of the kind to make Caitlín R. Kiernan smile, and yet the work's not derivative or copy-cattish, not of Kiernan's work, or that of anyone else. Instead, the tale is all Buckingham.

In "Home," a young girl, Kate Kavanagh, and her best friend Lucille Sullivan, visit a carnival, and specifically, the tent of Madame Samedi. Cards are read, and the stories they tell are not only dark, but true, so much so, that the card reading crone burns the d...more
Su Halfwerk
May 18, 2011 Su Halfwerk rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult horror suspense and fantasy readers
Kate Kavanagh’s life is changing, in many ways. Secrets, weird allies, and changing views of the world are only few of the elements Kate has to face to carry on with her life.
I doubt I can say more without giving Home away, and that would be a shame. One must read this book to experience the suspense, intrigue, and the amazing revelations at the end. I’m usually good at guessing what’s coming next, fortunately, I failed miserably with this book. Surprises popped on each page, leaving me wonderin...more
Nishi Serrano
I was pleasantly surprised that 'Home' turned into a dark fairytale, as I can never find enough of dark fairytales to read that don't involve someone falling in love and living HEA--that type of story is not a dark fairytale.
If you don't know much about Carson Buckingham, then I encourage you to check out her blog, and once you do, it's easy to recognize why you will love her writing. Carson is hilarious, and her humor is witty and dark.
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