Guest Post – The Dead House Audio Tour by Dawn Kurtagich


Today I am the second stop on the fab audio tour for upcoming YA Horror, The Dead House!

*evil laugh*

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich is released on the 6th August 2015 (September in the US) and is published by Orion Childrens Books and is set to be one creepy read!  And we all know I like a creepy read right?!

I am THAT excited about this book I wrote a spotlight post previously where Dawn kindly shared a scary teaser – here

I also featured on The Dead House Mirror Tour where character Carly shares her reactions to horror movie scenes here

So today I have a creepy audio file with an extract from the book….I listened to it late last night….*gulps* *hides under bed sheets*

Also the lovely Nina at Orion Childrens Books has kindly let me run a giveaway to win a copy of this fab book so don’t forget to check that out the end of this post!

So what’s The Dead House all about……


Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High School burned down. The blaze killed three and injured twenty, and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. For two decades, little was revealed about what became known as the Johnson Incident.

Until now.

A diary has been found in the ruins of the school. In this diary, Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s twin, tells of the strange and disturbing sequence of events leading to the incident.

But Kaitlyn doesn’t exist. She never has.

Chilling, creepy and compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you’ve finished reading.

Debut author Dawn Kurtagich masterfully weaves together a thrilling and terrifying story using psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and the discovered diary – and as the mystery grows, the horrifying truth about what happened that night unfolds.  

Checkout the website for all things The Dead House here

The Dead House Audio File




Check out the other stops on The Dead House Audio Tour – the links will take you through to their posts….if you dare!

About Dawn Kurtagich


Dawn Kurtagich is a writer of creepy, spooky and psychologically sinister YA fiction, where girls may descend into madness, boys may see monsters in men, and grown-ups may have something to hide. Her debut YA novel, The Dead House, is forthcoming from Orion/Indigo (UK) and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (US) in 2015.

By the time she was eighteen, she had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa–on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.

She has been lucky enough to see an elephant stampede at close range, a giraffe tongue at very close range, and she once witnessed the stealing of her (and her friends’) underwear by very large, angry baboons. (This will most definitely end up in a book . . . ) While she has quite a few tales to tell about the jumping African baboon spider, she tends to save these for Halloween!

You can follow Dawn on twitter …if you dare… @dawnkurtagich

Or check out Dawn’s fab website –

Join in The Dead House discussion on twitter use #TheDeadHouse and #iamreal


The lovely Nina from Orion has kindly given me one copy of The Dead House to giveaway on the tour!

So exciting!

UK & IRE only

Giveaway ends 11/08/2015!

Do check the Terms and Conditions before entering!

Good Luck!

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Have you read The Dead House?  What did you think?  Are you looking forward to The Dead House?  What did you think of the audio?!  So many questions!  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment by using the reply button at the top of the post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !

Happy being scared…don’t forget to look over your shoulder!



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5 Responses

  1. gill edwards says:

    I just love a scary book, something psychological to snuggle up with until im scared to go upstairs by myself. This sounds a fab read. Thanks for the giveaway Chelle.

    Gill @book_magpie XX

  2. Catherine says:

    I’ve heard so much about The Dead House and I can’t wait to read it!

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