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The Family Plot: A Novel av Cherie Priest
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The Family Plot: A Novel (urspr publ 2016; utgåvan 2017)

av Cherie Priest (Författare)

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Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. --… (mer)
Medlem:komunley
Titel:The Family Plot: A Novel
Författare:Cherie Priest (Författare)
Info:Tor Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 368 pages
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Honestly, I would give this a 3.5 if Goodreads had half stars (which I wish they did). I loved the creepiness of it. I am not one for scary books but I've enjoyed Cherie Priest's Southern Gothic Horror before (Four and Twenty Blackbirds) so I was willing to give it a shot. Plus, we were looking to buy a big old Victorian right when I started to read this so, it was practically a non-fiction primer on how to handle the supernatural, or not.
I wanted to like it, and for the most part I did. I felt like there was too much chatter, kinda pointless conversations between the characters about the minutia of breaking down the house. All the ins and outs of the salvage business, which is kinda interesting but there was just a bit too much of it.
The book often felt like a movie and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
The ending scene was definitely like a movie!
There wasn't enough at stake, even though Dahlia kept mentioning that the family business would go under, it just didn't feel important enough somehow.
The parts of the story I wanted more of (ghosts and their creepiness and their haunting backstory) weren't there and the parts I found dull were in abundance.
The writing was good, but the story dragged and didn't really come to a satisfying conclusion.
But I'll still read more Priest in the future since I love the Southern atmosphere she creates and how I'm able to imagine everyone with a heavy southern accent.
Priest also sets the scene well, she might have gotten caught up in her research of old house salvage and let that lead the plot too much, or so I infer from her Acknowledgements at the beginning.
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  Punkerfairy | Jul 12, 2020 |
The Family Plot is such a superb book. I have a deep love for haunted houses and yes, even though I didn't find this book scary was I intrigued and engrossed with the story. Then again, it will take a hell of a lot to scare me. Nevertheless, I found myself hooked from the start with the mystery of the Withrow house. I could easily imagine the place because Cherie Priest manages to portray it so vividly.

And, besides the strong story did the story also have great characters. Dahlia the main character is a strong woman recently divorced (but mostly angry about losing the house she loved rather than the man) and together with her cousin Bobby, his son Gabe and Brad that works for the family business are they planning on stripping the house down. They just didn't expect the ghost. Especially not the angry ghost. I think what really made the book work is the strong characters, yes the cousins Dahlia and Bobby didn't always see eye to eye, but still, the deep loyalty to each other is there.

So, what can I say? I'm such a sucker for haunted houses and this just sucked me in and I could hardly stop reading it, despite being tired and needing to sleep when I started it. And, the rest of the book did I finish the day after. Did the ending feel a bit expected? Yes, yet still I liked it.

I really like the book and I think if you like haunted houses will you like it too!

I want to thank Macmillan-Tor/Forge for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review! ( )
1 rösta MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
A family salvage business seems like a natural vehicle for a ghost story, right? You take a team of people into an old house and let the supernatural mayhem start as they are removing the mantle pieces and the beautiful light fixtures. The idea was good, but not the execution. This was strictly a by-the-numbers affair, with a standard "secret" explaining the ghosts, and nothing scary, mysterious or suspenseful. There was also way too much detail about the salvage business, for my taste anyway. Just a waste of my time, punctuated with a typical horror film "shock" ending that of course did not shock at all. How it got a starred review is beyond me. ( )
1 rösta CasualFriday | Aug 24, 2018 |
I love a good haunted house story and this one is just perfect. (Hot tip: save this for October and thank me later!)

Reminiscent of The Haunting of Hill House and Insidious, this novel features a tough, slightly damaged heroine who didn't make me eyeball roll once; serious place as character; and creepiness in spades.

The plot is pretty simple: Dahlia, whose family runs a salvage business, is tasked with tearing apart an old estate in a matter of days, a job which requires her and her small crew -- cousin Bobby, Bobby's son Gabe, and new colleague Gabe -- to sleep in the house while they work at all hours to salvage what is can be resold.

The house has other ideas, obviously.

While some of the ghostliness of the story was predictable, I found the anticipation upped my eager jumpiness. But Priest surprised me with a ghostly encounter I'd never considered before, and it has made me even jumpier when I'm alone. The book's narrative vibe is pragmatic and grounded -- Dahlia puts up with no BS -- which makes the creepier elements all the scarier: if Dahlia's nervous, then I'm jumping out of my skin!

I can't say more without giving away anything, so if you're into haunted houses, add this to your TBR immediately. This was my second Priest novel (after Maplecroft, which I uh-dored!) and I've got everything else of hers in my queue as she clearly excels at the stuff I yearn for in a supernatural-y novel: mood, atmosphere, and complicated, cranky heroines (mmmmm). ( )
  unabridgedchick | Sep 5, 2017 |
Family Plot by Cherri Priest
5 Stars

From The Book:
Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload―lock, stock, and barrel. For a check and a handshake, it’s all his.

It’s a big check. It’s a firm handshake. And it’s enough of a gold mine that he assigns his daughter Dahlia to personally oversee the project. Dahlia and a small crew caravan down to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the ancient Withrow house is waiting―and so is a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Withrow left out of the paperwork. Augusta Withrow left out a lot of things.

The property is in unusually great shape for a condemned building. It’s empty, but Dahlia and the crew quickly learn it is far from abandoned. There is still something in the Withrow mansion, something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever.

My Views:
"Family Plot" rates right up there along with "The House on Cold Hill'" by Peter James...the ghost story I read last year and gave at least 10 stars.

You know something creepy is going to happen from the time the salvage company buys the house contents and you begin to wait for it. It's introduced slowly and that helps to build for the finale. The characters were all good with their own individual personalities that were different but worked well together. Loved the book...and just wait for the ending. If you also love a good ghost story....may I suggest another of Cherrie Priest's spooky offerings, "Four and Twenty Blackbirds". Leave the lights on...have the blanket handy to hide under...and enjoy. ( )
1 rösta Carol420 | May 23, 2017 |
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Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. --

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