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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home

(Welcome to Night Vale #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  22 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the hit podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond.

In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told in a series of eerie
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Harper Perennial
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Amy
Sep 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Holy hell I'm stupid excited.
Tucker
Nov 12, 2019 marked it as arcs-finished-copies-to-read  ·  review of another edition

Many thanks to Heather at Harper for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

this is quite the title

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Diana Imparato
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Kris (Cress)
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This felt very different from other Night Vale books right away, and more like a traditional novel involving danger, thievery, smuggling, and revenge. I kept waiting for it to feel "More Like Night Vale", all the while thoroughly enjoying the main story of The Faceless Old Woman and feeling very confused about how her past intersected with the small sections involving her current interactions with Night Vale resident Craig. By the time it all came together I was completely entranced. The end ...more
Erikka
I've always loved the character of the faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home. She's so weird and enigmatic. While I absolutely loved this story as an adventure and a journey about revenge, I am a bit saddened that I know more about the FOWWSLIYH. I liked when she was a mystery. I enjoyed this until the last couple chapters. During the back story part of her life, it was a compelling read with some great side characters (esp Rebekah). Once it got to the end though, it was a little ...more
Laura
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mt-bookpile-2019
Craig's life has been watched over (and sometimes "improved") by the title character, who is not just faceless but nameless. She's nameless as we follow her life from pampered daughter living on her family estate on the Mediterranean coast, through a life dedicated to revenge against her father's murder(s), to her life(?) as the Faceless Old Woman. We get her life's story interspersed with her watching and helping Craig and honestly, more of the Craig interactions and less of the life stuff ...more
Sarah Anderson-Pagal
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Michelle
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
I found this novel...entertaining. It was amusing and fun and forgettable. The quality was good enough to get by, but certainly lackluster compared to the spark and originality of the podcast and the previous novels. This book hung its hat on the impact of a predictable ending. The sidekicks were one-dimensional and diligently served obvious plot functions. Disappointingly, something here didn't click.
For me, this is the first product of the Night Vale universe that seemed franchisey - it has
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Haley
Sep 20, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

Who gave Night Vale the right to combine two of my favorite things and one of my favorite characters into one singular book written by two of my favorite people??

Daniel Cuthbert
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
In a mix of “Princess-Bride“ style adventure and first person one sided conversation towards a mysterious “Craig,” “The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home,” is the third entry into the Welcome To Night Vale universe. Based in the world of the popular podcast “Welcome To Night Vale,” two different stories converge in ways both familiar and yet still interesting in presentation.

Taking up the majority of the story, we are treated to a tale of a nameless woman who, as a young child
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Sophie
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The latest book by the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, set in the larger Night Vale universe. As the title suggests, it’s the story of the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home, one of Night Vale’s most popular characters.

One of the things I love about Night Vale and which I find truly impressive is how its creators never stay in the same place. There is change and development in all the episodes, and this is even more recognizable in the books. At the same time, they don’t
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Kelsey
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, what a weird and fun ride this book has been. Night Vale is new to me but when I was gifted this copy from Harper Perennial I started visiting the town. The podcast is alot of fun to listen to, and this book was alot of fun too. There are parts where I was laughing at this old lady who secretly lives in your house and there were times when I was so swept up in her amazing life adventures that I couldn't stop reading. This is truly the story of an old lady, from her childhood to the years ...more
Delany Holcomb
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With all Night Vale stories, I did not know I needed this in my life until I picked up this book and took it for a spin, and so mote it be. "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home" is a stand-alone novel that definitely fits perfectly into the Night Vale universe that Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have been building on since 2012. When first introduced to Craig, I had no idea what was haunting him, or why. And then, the story hit me like a crashing, cyanide-filled wave and ...more
Leah (Jane Speare)
They say there’s a fine line between humor and horror. This book tip toes right along that line, stretched above a void known as Night Vale. How did this woman come to Night Vale? What led her to her unusual disposition? Interspersed with the unforgettable second person voice of the faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home, the rest of the book is equally disturbing as we follow this woman through past centuries when she still had her face. What starts out as a steady livelihood of ...more
Hayley
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of stories about pirates and thieves, but the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home is my favorite character in Night Vale, so I had to read it and was super excited to receive an ARC. Though this genre isn't my cup of tea, I still enjoyed it, especially the modern day chapters. The one criticism I have is that the action was a little hard to keep track of, but as I said, I'm not a fan of pirating, so it probably had more to do with me not paying close attention than ...more
Elizabeth Sackett
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: monsters
I was fortunate enough to obtain an advanced reader's edition of this through my job and I'm so happy I did. I don't know how much I'm allowed to reveal about this novel, but I adored it. Even though it dragged a little at the beginning and the end (after the initially startling trajectory of the falling action manifested, it became a little tedious), the bulk of the novel was so terrific (stylistically as well as structurally) that I can safely say it's the best of the three Night Vale novels ...more
April
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was really hard to put this book down. So many things about this book are awesome. It's full of horror, adventure, mystery, and contains the most devious antihero I've ever been introduced to in a novel. I was not exactly sure who to cheer for, but it didn't matter because ever character was interesting.
Nicole
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Jeesssuuusss. That was a ride and one of the darkest books I've read in some time. This is both a Night Vale book and not a Night Vale book. Like its subject, it's a phantom, straddling the line between one world and the next. I'm still sorting out my thoughts, but I can say with certainty, I will remember this book and the vengeance at its core for some time.
Kelleyann
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fans of Welcome to Night Vale rejoice! Have you ever wondered where the faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home came from? Of course you haven’t because you don’t know she’s there. But Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor are here to tell you her story - one that weaves a swashbuckling, epic pirate tale set in the 1800s together with a present day awash in that uniquely-Night-Valian brand of strangeness and horror. And the ending might leave you even more unsettled than you were at the ...more
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Mili Ferr
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Endless story about revenge. I guess we cannot truly die until we accomplish our mission in life. Unsettling.
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Joseph created and co-writes WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE. He is a writer and editor, and the co-owner of Commonplace Books. Awhile back he moved from California to Brooklyn. Subsequently, events unfolded.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Other books in the series

Welcome to Night Vale (3 books)
  • Welcome to Night Vale (Welcome to Night Vale, #1)
  • It Devours! (Welcome to Night Vale, #2)