After reading the synopsis and seeing this beautifully haunting cover, I was really looking forward to reading it. However, I couldn't force myself to finish this book. I read about halfway but found I was losing interest and having trouble following the story. The writing was beautiful, but I had difficulty extracting a clear understanding of the imagery and plotline. I love horror, but I didn't get a horror vibe at all from the book. I think for the right reader, In the House would be an extremely enjoyable read. And that's the tea.