Rooms: A Novel

Rooms: A Novel

Lauren Oliver


The New York Times bestselling writer of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her fabulous grownup debut with this spell binding tale within the culture of The gorgeous Bones, Her nervous Symmetry, and The Ocean on the finish of the Lane—a story of family members, ghosts, secrets and techniques, and secret, within which the lives of the dwelling and the lifeless intersect in stunning, fantastic, and relocating ways.

Wealthy Richard Walker has simply died, abandoning his state condominium jam-packed with rooms jam-packed with the detritus of an entire life. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for his or her inheritance.

But the Walkers will not be on my own. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, lengthy useless former citizens certain to the home, linger inside of its claustrophobic partitions. Jostling for area, reminiscence, and supremacy, they detect the kinfolk, buying and selling barbs and memories approximately their prior lives. even though their voices can't be heard, Alice and Sandra converse during the condo itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak within the stairs, the dimming of a mild bulb.

The residing and useless are every one haunted through painful truths that would quickly floor with explosive strength. while a brand new ghost looks, and Trenton starts to speak along with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly built and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an attractive and creative ghost tale and a searing relations drama that's as haunting because it is resonant.

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