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Book Review: Under the House

May 13th, 2012 by Doug Bremner

Under the House, by Leslie Hall Pinder, is a charming novel about a dysfunctional family, the Rathbones, who struggle with families lies and secrecy. Evelyn, the youngest of the clan, is sent away to boarding school to silence her from speaking out and asking questions about the identity of her father and other painful secrets. In the end the brittle house built on secret incest and abuse falls apart, leaving the characters to find themselves and re-invent themselves on terms other than those as members of a family. I found this to be an entertaining read, and not disturbing or depressing at all. The sense of humor of the author carries it along.

You can get it for Kindle here. I gave it five stars.

 
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