It Will Just Be Us

It Will Just Be Us

Sam Wakefield's ancestral home, a decaying mansion built on the edge of a swamp, isn't a place for children. Its labyrinthine halls, built by her mad ancestors, are filled with echoes of the past: ghosts and memories knotted together as one. In the presence of phantoms, it's all Sam can do to disentangle past from present in her daily life. But when her pregnant sister Elizabeth moves in after a fight with her husband, something in the house shifts. Already navigating her tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth, Sam is even more unsettled by the appearance of a new ghost: a faceless boy who commits disturbing acts—threatening animals, terrorizing other children, and following Sam into the depths of the house wielding a knife. When it becomes clear the boy is connected to a locked, forgotten room, one which is never entered, Sam realizes this ghost is not like the others. This boy brings doom. As Elizabeth's due date approaches, Sam must unravel the mysteries of Wakefield before her sister brings new life into a house marked by death. But as the faceless boy grows stronger, Sam will learn that some doors should stay closed—and some secrets are safer locked away forever.

Title:It Will Just Be Us
ISBN:9781643854496
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    It Will Just Be Us Reviews

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Crooked books, Jo Kaplan and Netgalley.I've been thinking about this story all day. I still don't know what to say.I didn't like this book at the beginning. It was a bit like being back i...

  • Michelle

    Trigger warning which I inadvertently forgot to mention when I first published this review: ANIMAL ABUSE of birds and frogs - I know this is a big no no for many so please be aware. Calling all haunte...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I read dead people and they are in everywhere… That son of… faceless kid scared the living daylights out of me!!!Another batshit crazy roller coaster ride I have, are you also in? Let’s dive int...

  • jenny?

    Does observation allow us to change reality? Or is there nothing at all that we can do to change what will someday occur?All of this is to say: should I kill my nephew? This book was really hard to...

  • Lyn?Loves?Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT

    Audio 4.25 Stars Story 4.25 Stars...

  • Natalia  R

    It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan is a chilling gothic horror story that focuses on a family living in a haunted house. Our main character, Sam, has returned to her childhood home to live with her mom a...

  • Ari

    BLOG | Instagram | Twitter | AmazonThank you NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine. I can feel something lurking on the other side of the closed door.I'd ...

  • Carolyn

    This novel has all the hallmarks of a classic gothic horror story. A sprawling, decaying mansion on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia, a locked room, terrifying tales of a witch who lives...

  • Crystal Hiatt

    It is a house haunted by memory; it digests us, all of us, and spits us out again at random. The Wakefield House is reminiscent of Winchester House. It's a labyrinth of corridors and rooms that echo ...

  • Schizanthus Nerd

    In Wakefield Manor, a decaying ancestral mansion brooding on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia, there is a locked room. And this is the sort of opening sentence that immediately sucks m...