The Night House by Jo Nesbo is a modern take on the classic horror novel. In some ways, this reminded me a lot of Stephen King’s classic, It. Our narrator and protagonist is fourteen-year old Richard Elauved,. Richard is an orphan, sent to live with his aunt and uncle after the death of his parents in a tragic fire.
This story has lots of layers, and I don’t want to give away too much by sharing what those are. Let’s just say that Richard may not be the most reliable narrator.
In The Night House, there are disappearing children, a haunted house, an evil mad man, and other creepy crawlies.
Recommended for fans of Stephen King, and those looking for a horror novel with a psychological twist combined with many unexpected plot twists.
Thanks to NetGalley and Knopf for an advance copy in exchange for sharing my opinions. All opinions in this review are my own.