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Homeplace

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The isolated ancestral home of a beautiful young artist hides a terrifying secret.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Berkley
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Stephen
Feb 02, 2008 Stephen rated it really liked it
Beth Massie is known for writing a wide variety of types of fiction — from cutting-edge horror to historical drama to young adult adventure tales. In general, Ms. Massie's horror fiction tends to be very dark and frequently centers around characters with severe warpage of the mind. It's almost a surprise to find that Homeplace is about as traditional as traditional gets — at least when you're talking about haunted houses, ghostly goings-on, long-dead witches, and small-town settings filled with ...more
Megan
Feb 07, 2008 Megan rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: A ferrel child.
This book can't even offer you hearty entertainment value. The desperation created by an airport layover, I have learned, is not greater than one's own dignity.
William M.
Jun 28, 2011 William M. rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Although Homeplace was well written, the story wasn't nearly as original as I would expect from Elizabeth Massie. Her first novel, Sineater, is the best debut horror novel from any author in the genre. So, granted, she had a lot to live up to with her latest book. However, things really didn't happen until around page 200, and then when it did, I just didn't care anymore. The first death (this doesn't give anything away) happened in broad daylight and it seemed almost comical in its description. ...more
Meagan
Aug 04, 2016 Meagan added it
Charlene Meyers thinks she has been given a gift when she inherits the house and land of "Homeplace," but things quickly take a dark turn. She begins to remember odd and frightening events from her childhood visit to the house and experiences things that eventually drive her out of the house for short periods, "hauntings" she calls them. One of the only redeeming qualities of the house is its proximity to Andrew Marshall, and attractive writer whom Charlene becomes very taken with. But, will ...more
Lori Wilson
Feb 03, 2012 Lori Wilson rated it liked it
every now and then, i like to read a simple haunted house horror novel and this one fit the bill. somewhat predictable until a sudden twist at the end. i did find myself skimming through some of the slower parts of the book.
Katie Ann
Jul 06, 2008 Katie Ann rated it liked it
Scary, yet approachable. I thought the characters were well fleshed out and believeable even if the situation given was unlikely. That's what good horror is about though, and this was a good scary story.
Sheila
Mar 31, 2012 Sheila rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012, ghosts
A solid horror novel in the Southern gothic tradition. Good plot, but I would have liked it more if not for the characters' habit of talking aloud to themselves. (All of them. Very annoying.)
Jen
Apr 27, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
Good beach book! I read the book the first day and a half on my vacation. Good storyline, great pace...I really enjoyed it!
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The ending was disappointing and seemed rushed.
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I read this on my tablet. It was a pretty good read. :-)
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