All Things Cease to Appear: A novel

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“This literary thriller's complex narrative involves a cursed house, an unsolved murder and impeccable writing.” —The New York Times Book Review • The basis for the Netflix film Things Heard and Seen
 
Recent transplants to the small town of Chosen, New York, the Clares have not received the warmest welcome; once a thriving dairy farm, their home is haunted by the tragedy that left the former owner’s three sons orphaned and adrift. 
 
Late one winter afternoon, professor George Clare knocks on his neighbor’s door with terrible news: he returned from work to find his wife, Catherine, murdered in their bed. Someone took an ax to her head while their three-year-old daughter, Franny, played alone in her room across the hall.  
 
As one dark secret peels away to reveal others—and as the Clare marriage reveals itself to have a sinister darkness that rivals the farm’s history—Elizabeth Brundage offers a rich and complex portrait of the scars that can haunt a community for generations and the dark longings inside each and every one of us that drive us to do inexplicable things.
4.2
24 reviews
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I liked this book. I have had this book on my digital shelves for quite a while and I decided that it was finally time to give it a try. I was intrigued by the story from the start. Everything that I ...
Third-party review
The story opens with Catherine Clare found by her husband George with an ax plunged into her head in the small, rural town of Chosen in the morning hours of February 1979. The local sheriff suspects ...
Third-party review
A book which, once entered, is difficult to leave. There will be quibbles about quotation marks (none) and cavils about the ending (rushed in comparison to the unhurried pages that precede it) but it ...

About the author

ELIZABETH BRUNDAGE graduated from Hampshire College, attended NYU film school, was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and received an MFA as well as a James Michener Award from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, most recently at Skidmore College, where she was visiting writer-in-residence. She lives near Albany in upstate New York.
 
www.elizabethbrundage.com

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