The Dark House: A Novel (Paperback)
Meet Edward Rollins, scion of one of Boston's more notable families. A diligent but uninspired employee at one of the city's finest investment houses, he is a man of means -- and of secrets. Each night, armed with a hand-held tape recorder, he randomly picks a car and follows it to a destination, cataloging the habits and peculiarities of its driver. A harmless obsession.
But one night changes everything. Trailing a car to a remote suburb, Rollins follows it to a house that, he eerily realizes, was once frequented by his murdered cousin. Drawn into a mystery to which he unwittingly holds the key, he must unlock the secrets of his past to find the truth -- a search that could free him from his own dark house of despair.
A harrowing, tension-riddled literary thriller that echoes the storytelling power of Frederick Busch and Ian McEwan, The Dark House heralds the arrival of a major talent.
“An inventive and original first novel.”
“THE DARK HOUSE is a compelling story, wonderfully told. John Sedgwick is the real thing.”
“Unique and absorbing ... A spellbinding story of obsession, greed and redemption.”
“Fredrick Busch meets Blow-up in a nerve-shredding debut.”
“An ambitious thriller [that] methodically peels back New England’s upper crust.”
“New and unexpected…marks Sedgwick as a writer to watch.”
“Don’t read this book alone at night.”
“A wild ride through the dark side of Yankee families and their sexual secrets.... The quintessential Bostonian suspense novel.”