Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Intensity. Within the first few pages of Elisabeth Thomas’ debut novel titled, Catherine House, many readers will become uneasy. With every turned page, that feeling remains and its intensity increases. The setting is the closed campus of an elite but secretive university at which the students are confined to the grounds and expected to adhere to all the strict rules for three years of hard work after which they can move on to a prominent place in society. As we learn more about the admissions process, the students and teachers and the research underway, the creepiness of the place sets in and even the activities of regular campus life take on sinister undertones. Readers open to new authors and to an intense plot are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Catherine House from amazon.com.