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The House at Midnight

The House at Midnight

(2008)
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"Atmospheric and compelling - an impressive debut. "
Joanna Briscoe


"THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT is a stunning piece of modern gothic. Gripping, accomplished, and ultimately mesmerizing, it represents the arrival of a major literary talent."
John Connolly


"An exciting, romantic, gripping story of secrets and suspense --- at once modern and classic in its form and content. I predict a big hit!"
Lesley Glaister


"A fine piece of high gothic, as dark and delicious as bitter chocolate, and also a moving lament for the loss of youth. Whitehouse is an English middle-class Donna Tartt, skillfully building layers of menace. I was spellbound."
Kate Saunders


"Gripping and accomplished."
Barbara Trapido


Even now I can remember the first time I saw the house as clearly as if there were a video of it playing in my head. After the suicide of his uncle, a successful art dealer, Lucas Heathfield inherits Stoneborough Manor in Oxfordshire. He imagines it as a place where he and his tight-knit group of friends can spend time away from London. From the beginning, the house changes everything. Soon after their first visit on New Year's Eve, Lucas risks their close friendship to declare his love for Joanna. Everyone is delighted - they have been expecting them to get together for years. But Joanna soon senses that the house is having a strange effect on Lucas. He becomes haunted by the death of his uncle and obsessed by cine films of his uncle's friends at Stoneborough thirty years earlier. The group is disturbingly similar to their own and the films gradually reveal things about Lucas' family that he has never known before. Within the claustrophobic confines of the house over a hot, decadent summer, secrets slide out of the past and sexual tensions escalate, shattering the group's friendship and changing all their lives irrevocably.

A story of compulsion, desire, darkness and betrayal, "The House At Midnight" is a coming-of-age story for our time with a breathtaking and shocking climax.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : Hardback
Title: The House at Midnight: A Novel
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 034549931X / 9780345499318 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2008 : Hardback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0753180707 / 9780753180709 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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January 2008 : Hardback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0747590303 / 9780747590309 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0345499328 / 9780345499325 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2009 : Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 1554681650 / 9781554681655 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Canada
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April 2009 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 1554681642 / 9781554681648 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Not Applicable
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March 2009 : Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0753180715 / 9780753180716 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2009 : Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0747596255 / 9780747596257 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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April 2008 : Paperback
Title: House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 1554681634 / 9781554681631 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 2008 : Paperback
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0747593973 / 9780747593973 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2008 : Audio CD
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0739368605 / 9780739368602 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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March 2008 : Audio Cassette
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0753128853 / 9780753128855 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : Audio CD
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 0753128861 / 9780753128862 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

2008 : Audio CD
Title: The House At Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: 1415954380 / 9781415954386 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: The House at Midnight
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: B004PYDB7Q / 9780747590309
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: The House at Midnight: A Novel
Author(s): Lucie Whitehouse
ISBN: B001AL665Q
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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