The sins of the fathers are often visited upon succeeding generations, or so the saying goes. Such is the case in The Good House.
Drawn to the small, isolated town of Sacajawea, Washington by inner voices and forces from the spirit world, Marie Touissant leaves her 1900s Louisiana home to use her healing gifts to help other people.
Unfortunately, something goes awry and Marie lets her anger affect her decisions. She misuses her supernatural gifts. The "good spirits" go elsewhere, allowing a vengeful, evil spirit to enter her both her own body and those of her offspring, resulting in a kind of curse that is passed along to succeeding generations.
Marie's granddaughter, Angela, has no knowledge of her grandmother's secrets, but she comes to believe something is wrong in her family after tragic events unfold around her. Her teenaged son Corey died two years previously, a supposed suicide, although the circumstances were not entirely plausible. Other inexplicable things have happened.
Angela has reservations, too, about selling the family home that has been in her family for generations. After Corey's death, she left it to escape her grief. To make a final decision, she returns to the home, known as "The Good House," to see if she is making the right choice.
While in the house, she discovers that the house lies at the center of things that have been going on. She determines to get to the bottom of the mystery and to correct whatever it is that brings on the evil forces she realizes have taken over.
Throughout the audiobook, it is apparent that her grandmother's choice has come down to affect the lives of Marie's children and grandchildren. Whether or not the evil will continue is central to the story and rests in the hands of those who follow.
Tananarive Due is a highly acclaimed novelist who writes books that follow both horror and thriller lines. She has also written a number of vampire novels.
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, she is the oldest of three daughters. Due grew up in a family where her mother was a civil rights activist and her father was a civil rights lawyer. She received a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a Master's Degree in English from the University of Leeds.
Due has worked as a journalist and a columnist and continues to write from her home in Glendora, California.
Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations. Download and start listening now!