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A Washington Post Best Book of 2007
"Beautifully written and perfectly structured. . . . This novel is much more than The Omen for the latte generation, and Evans cleverly subverts expectations at every turn." -Washington Post
In the smart and suspenseful "A Good and Happy Child," a psychological thriller in the tradition of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" with shades of "The Exorcist," a young man reexamines his childhood memories of strange visions and erratic behavior to answer disturbing questions that continue to haunt him and his new family.
" A] satisfying, suspenseful first novel. . . . Young George's intriguing story unbalances the reader right up to the book's deliciously chilling end."
"A scary, grown-up ghost story that combines Southern gothic with more than a twist of "The Exorcist." . . . Combine s] mind-bending storytelling with excellent prose."
"Think Rosemary's Baby--plus . . . told in the kind of prose that mesmerizes, sweeping the reader along so fast that there's no time to ask questions."
" A] dazzling debut . . . part psychological thriller, part horror story."
"Relat es] his otherworldly suspense story with the cool, calm eye of a skeptic."
--Entertainment Weekly (A--)