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Dream House

(2009)
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Dream House is a riveting debut novel that tells the story of a domestic drama that will forever change the lives of two families.

One terrible night. One outraged act. What price will people pay to hold their homes and dreams together?

When Kate and Stuart Kinzler buy a run-down, historic house in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they're looking for a decent remodeling investment and a little space in which to rekindle their troubled marriage. Instead they discover that their home was the scene of a terrible crime many years ago - a revelation that tips the balance of their precarious union.

When a mysterious man begins lurking around her yard, Kate - now alone - is forced to confront her home's dangerous past. Hers is not the only life that has crumbled under this roof. But the stranger who has returned to this house - once his own childhood home - is in search of something Kate may never fully understand.

Featuring a diverse cast of characters and building to an unforgettable climax, Dream House embraces the volatile issues of race and class to chart the concentric effects of one fateful decision - a moment of rage that will echo forever within these four walls.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A perfectly plausible and rational ghost story: sexy, sharp-eyed, and deeply haunted." - Charles Baxter


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Used availability for Valerie Laken's Dream House

Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dream House: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Laken
ISBN: 0-06-084092-7 / 978-0-06-084092-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dream House: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Laken
ISBN: 0-06-084093-5 / 978-0-06-084093-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2010 : Paperback
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Title: Dream House: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Laken
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dream House: A Novel
Author(s): Valerie Laken
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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