Ruff, Matt Set This House in Order

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Set This House in Order

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9780007164240: Set This House in Order

A hugely inventive, hugely readable novel about two young people with Multiple Personality Disorder. 'A gripping novel of suspense that could have come from the pen of Stephen King at his best.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Mouse is lying in a strange bed, in a strange house, with her hand pressed between the thighs of a man she has never seen before… She doesn't scream. She wants to, but a lifetime of losing time – and covering up the fact – has left her skilled at controlling her reactions. She screams inside.'

Penny Driver – 'Mouse' – suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, blacking out whenever one of her other personalities takes control of her mind and body. So when Penny discovers that her new colleague Andrew Gage also suffers from MPD, she asks for his help. Through therapy, Andrew's personalities have long since learnt to co-exist in harmony in an imaginary house inside his head, but Andrew's 'house' is not quite so ordered as he would like to believe. In helping Penny, he discovers a locked door under the stairs, deep in his unconscious – a door that hides the dark secret as to why Andrew's childhood mind shattered in the first place…

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'A good old-fashioned crime novel, as readable as the most golden of golden age mysteries.' New Statesman

'Exceptional… Reading those first pages, you feel real excitement: the thump in head and heart of a captivating idea; the creepiness of a fairytale; the wonderment of coming across something which feels both original and authoritatively imagined.' Daily Telegraph

'A stunning, thrilling, deeply moving work of fiction.' PETER STRAUB, co-author of Black House

'Irresistible… utterly convincing… an odyssey of transformation and trust.' New York Times

'A stunning feat of literary craftsmanship, gripping for all of its 479 pages… Set This House in Order is pure fiction at its best.' San Francisco Chronicle

'A shockingly likable suspense story, not so much a whodunit as a whoisit… Extraordinary.' Boston Globe

About the Author:

matt ruff is the author of Sewer, Gas & Electric and Fool on the Hill. He is married and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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