02 November 2011

Book Review: House by Frank E. Peretti, Ted Dekker

HouseHouse by Frank E. Peretti

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up because I remembered seeing it on a friend's bookshelf at their house several years ago. Other than that, I had no clue who the authors were or what the book was about.

The story takes place in Alabama {Creepy right?} somewhere between Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. Stephanie and Jack are a couple having marital problems, on their way to a counseling session in Montgomery when they take a wrong turn and get pulled over. The cop gives them directions to get back to the highway and they end up stranded in the middle of nowhere with the only structure for shelter, being an old plantation home that has been turned into an inn. Once inside the inn, they find no one running the place, only another couple. After inspecting the ground floor, they run into the "inbred" proprietors, Betty, Stewart and Pete.

After dinner turns rotten in their mouths, they encounter a cloaked, masked man who locks them in the house and drops a can down the chimney with "House Rules". The most deadly of the rules, produce one dead body before dawn, when the game ends.

Full of deceit, terror and suspense, this book kept me up until 2:30 am. The middle of the book got a little repetitive with the chase scene in the basement dumping the couples out at the same point over and over, but overall it was a great read!

A great lesson in how the sin and evil in our hearts can manipulate our lives and the lives around us.

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