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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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BUDDY READ: Horror/Thriller > We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - Restarting January 8th 2018

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Abby | 5454 comments Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.


Abby | 5454 comments I'm on hold for the audiobook at the library. I'm next in line so fingers crossed it'll get here soon!


Abby | 5454 comments FINALLY got this book. Hope it's not too late for a BR.

Chapter 1: (view spoiler)


Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 6: (view spoiler)


Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 9: (view spoiler)


Abby | 5454 comments Finished: (view spoiler)


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Starting a bit early!!!!


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Chapter 1 (view spoiler)


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Chapter 5 (view spoiler)


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Wait, wait (view spoiler)


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Finish (view spoiler)


Karen Barber | 10003 comments A quick one-wanted to try it before starting The Haunting of Hill House.


Karen Barber | 10003 comments Ch1 sets up a rather odd town, with somewhat cruel behaviour. Not entirely sure why the Blackwoods are viewed this way.


Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen (ninetalevixen) 23% - (view spoiler)


Karen Barber | 10003 comments Ch2 - don’t know why they don’t just ignore their callers. Like a weird Victorian freak show.


Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen (ninetalevixen) 42% - (view spoiler)


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Karen Barber | 10003 comments Up to ch5. All very odd, and I don’t like the way they keep talking about the last days of the family.


Karen Barber | 10003 comments Up to ch8. (view spoiler)


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Rae Lake | 2199 comments Isabelle wrote: "42% - [spoilers removed]"
LOL I wanted to know too!


Karen Barber | 10003 comments Up to ch10. (view spoiler)


Karen Barber | 10003 comments Finished. Review on home page. That was...odd. I think it’ll be one to return to, and I’m certainly going to try other stuff by Shirley Jackson as I’m convinced there’s a special kind of crazy going on here.


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Jamie | 10984 comments Ch 2 (view spoiler)


Jamie | 10984 comments Isabelle wrote: "23% - "

Interesting possible connection.


izzy  | 1225 comments 25%
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Jamie | 10984 comments izzy wrote: "25%
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I am struggling to decide what I think of it myself and I am now almost halfway done
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Jamie | 10984 comments 80% (view spoiler)


Jamie | 10984 comments Done (view spoiler)


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