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About the Book

The Dead House

Three Dead. One missingTwo missing.

I Curse Anyone Who Reads This Book.

If You touch It, Hell Will Be Waiting. Screw You. Happy Reading.


Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of three teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy --- only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…

…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist. Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The Case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails. And the diary.

The diary that paints a much more sinister version of the events than was ever made publicly known.

The Dead House
by Dawn Kurtagich

  • Publication Date: August 2, 2016
  • Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Youth Fiction
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0316298670
  • ISBN-13: 9780316298674