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When Ghosts Call Us Home

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Haunting of Hill House meets found-footage horror in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that explores the power of family ties and the trauma that lurks there.

When Sophia Galich was twelve, she starred in her older sister Layla’s amateur horror movie Vermillion, which recorded raw footage of her very real reactions to scenes her sister concocted in their old Californian house on the coast—Cashore House.

In the years after the film’s release, Sophia’s relationship with her sister became more strained, while her memories of the now-infamous house fueled her nightmares. Vermillion amassed an army of fanatical fans who speculated about the film’s hidden messages, and it was rumored that Layla made a pact with the devil—her soul in exchange for fame and arcane knowledge. Sophia dismissed this as gossip…until Layla disappeared.

Now, Sophia must study the trail of clues Layla has left behind, returning to the very place where it all began. As she gets closer and closer to Cashore House’s haunted heart, she must once again confront the ghosts of her childhood. But the house won’t reveal its secrets without a fight.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"When Ghosts Call Us Home feels like Crimson Peak for the internet era, dreamy and familiar until you put a foot wrong and fall." - Alison Ames

"Haunting and hypnotic, WHEN GHOSTS CALL US HOME gave me the goosebumps! Perfect for fans of NIGHT FILM and RULES FOR VANISHING, the mysteries of Cashore House will grab you by the throat and refuse to let go." - Erin A Craig

"When Ghosts Call Us Home delivers unsettling chills, inexorable twists, and tender romance, counterbalanced with a beautifully written narrative driven by sisterly love." - Rachael Craw

"Fans of the Haunting of Hill House will want to plan a trip to Cashore today. The pages almost turn themselves in this one. Come for the chills, stay for de Becerra's gorgeous prose." - Kelly DeVos

"Equal parts chilling and clever, this Gothic page-turner will haunt you long after you've finished wandering the shadowed halls of the mysterious Cashore House." - Sarah Glenn Marsh

"Katya de Becerra's WHEN GHOSTS CALL US HOME will linger in readers' minds just like the delightfully layered mythology surrounding Cashore House lingers in our heroine's nightmares. Becerra's rich storytelling forces you to do a double take, wondering whether you imagined what Sophia endures, the intricate fan theories that may or may not be offering clues, and what she'll face next in the search for her older sister." - Amparo Ortiz

"Eerie, atmospheric and truly compelling. Enter Cashore House-if you dare..." - Kristina Pérez

"An utterly atmospheric, original masterpiece. De Becerra will have you on the edge of your seat with this addicting tale." - Candace Robinson

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