In the Shadow of Spindrift House

In the Shadow of Spindrift House

Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive.

For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped off to live with her paternal grandparents after a mysterious cult killed her mother and father, she has grown up chasing the question behind the curve, becoming part of a tight-knit teen detective agency. But “teen” is a limited time offer, and when her friends start looking for adult professions, it’s up to Harlowe to find them one last case so that they can go out in a blaze of glory.

Welcome to Spindrift House.

The stories and legends surrounding the decrepit property are countless and contradictory, but one thing is clear: there are people willing to pay a great deal to determine the legal ownership of the house. When Harlowe and her friends agree to investigate the mystery behind the manor, they do so on the assumption that they’ll be going down in history as the ones who determined who built Spindrift House—and why. The house has secrets. They have the skills. They have a plan. They have everything they need to solve the mystery.

Everything they need except for time. Because Spindrift House keeps its secrets for a reason, and it has no intention of letting them go.

Nature abhors a straight line.

Here’s where the story bends.

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  • karen

    WARNING: this is more of a reader-response than incisive lit crit, in case the lady who huffed at my review of the last mira grant novella for not being informative enough hasn't gotten around to unfo...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Subterranean Press and Netgalley. I will read anything and everything from Mira Grant. I love this woman! She has managed to scare the crap out of me often! Zombies? ✔Mermaids? ✔Virus...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This was an easy, breezy read, so much so that I finished it in a single sitting today. I'm always scrambling to snag a NetGalley copy of these Subterranean Press stories that Mira/Seanan writes; they...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Humanity is an aberration, an affront upon all that is right and true and holy. What a ride. It never ceases to amaze me, the way Mira Grant can fit such a thoroughly well-developed, deep story into ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE by Mira Grant (the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire) is a story that may not be that frightening, but it sure is interesting. The cover itself made me think this must be a ...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Subterranean Press and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Everyone who knows me or follows my reviews knows that I adore Seanan McGuire/Mira Gr...

  • Schizanthus

    I fell in love with Julie Dillon’s cover illustration at first sight. It’s so delightfully ominous and between the house that should be mine and the promise of tentacled creepiness I was sold. I m...

  • August Is Azathoth HPL 129 August 20!

    IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE is such a perfect novel that I am rendered speechless. It's so deserving of praise, but I am too awestruck to deliver it! the horror, the characterizations, the famili...

  • The Captain

    I really love Mira Grant and Subterranean Press but I ended up abandoning ship with this one. I could not get into this story no matter how many times I started the first chapter. I ended up being bot...

  •  LEAH?

    4 Out Of 5 STARS๏  Highlights ๏NovellaTeen InvestigatingNautical-Themed ParanormalCreepy HousePoetic Writing๏  My Thoughts ๏This cover, wow, this one is fantabulous.With its poetic, atmosphe...