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  • Published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 336 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780060840921 (hardcover)
  • 0060840927 (hardcover)
  • 9780060840938 (pbk.)
  • 0060840935 (pbk.)

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Dream house

by Laken, Valerie.

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Call number: Fiction / Laken, Valerie

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Interesting for Ann Arborites...

I'm not sure this book would have held my interest without the local ties. It's set in Ann Arbor in a "historic" area and the home's new owners discover that it was the scene of a crime. Last year my husband and I bought a "historic" house in Ann Arbor, and in researching the property, I initially believed a murder had been committed here...fortunately, for us, at least, the connection to our home isn't quite as close as the one in Dream House!

What I enjoyed about this book was the characters. I really did care about them and wanted them to find happiness. The house also has a "personality" in the story and that I appreciated...it's as if the house itself has some control over the characters, holding in some kind of bad karma that they can't quite escape. What I didn't like about this book is just a style preference...it's almost several different stories woven together without quite enough linkage. That's never my favorite style, even when an author does it well.

Overall, a worthwhile read and fun to try to figure out what bits of Ann Arbor are included.

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