The Hoarder Read Online Free - Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.
With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?
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January 14, 2018
Jess Kidd returns with The Hoarder after her sublime and outstanding debut, Himself. There is much that echoes Himself in this story, its Irish background, the writing style with its themes of the supernatural and fantastical, its quirkiness, eccentric elements along with a dark gothic tale. It f...
February 15, 2018
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.
Some authors know just how to tell stories. Jess Kidd is one of those. Fresh on the heels of her magnificent, magical book Himself (see my original review), which made my list of the best books I read last year, she dazzles with her storytelling ability again in her...
March 15, 2018
4.25. Clever and imaginative. When I read this authors first book I was blown away by her clever mixing of the worldly with the unworldly. She does the same thing here, in a different way. Maud, who after a devastating incident in her childhood has a special connection with some who have passed....
March 16, 2018
“Memory is like a wayward dog. Sometimes it drops the ball and sometimes it brings it, and sometimes it doesn’t bring a ball at all; it brings a shoe.”
On May 30 2017 I finished reading Jess Kidd’s “ Himself ,” one of my favourite reads of 2017. Not quite a year later, I’ve closed the last page...
March 12, 2018
Initially I rated this book a 4 because it was such a slow starter but as I continue to think about everything that is so wonderful, the story telling, the characters, the uniqueness of the plot, I have decided that it deserves a 5* rating.
It took me at least three starts to get into this book. I...
December 24, 2017
Please see the full review on my blog:https://excusemyreading.com/2017/12/1...
First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and Canongate for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book. It is funny but sad at the same time, full of emotions, witty...
December 21, 2017
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Beautifully written, wonderful Irish narrative voice - a clever, engrossing novel.
I adored Jess Kidd's Costa Short Story Prize winner last year, so it came as no surprise to me that I'd love her latest book, The Hoard...
February 20, 2018
The author most definitely turned the weird and quirky up a notch with her 2nd book.
There are several mysteries all jumbled up in a house stuffed to the brim with things. From the Great Wall of National Geographic Magazines to eyeballs in glass – Cather Flood is a hoarder of the first or...
February 11, 2018
"A house, a labyrinth of rubbish, a crazy old man and a message in a bottle: all the ingredients of a twisted crime story."
I really enjoyed Jess Kidd's debut, Himself and I am happy to say that even though The Hoarder is set in modern times it is as quirky and original as it's predecessor. The wr...
October 04, 2017
Book reviewed for NetGalley and Canongate Books
Publication date 1st February 2018
The Hoarder seems like your average ghost story. As you dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that it is anything but average. You are confronted with a labyrinth of family secrets, ghostly apparitions, betrayal and a gr...