The New York Times
bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her
brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The
Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of
the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives
of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.
Wealthy Richard Walker
has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the
detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled
teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their
But the Walkers are not
alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to
the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory,
and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about
their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak
through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs,
the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are
each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force.
When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the
spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
Elegantly constructed and
brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and
a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant. Download and start listening now!