She Is a Haunting
Author: Trang Thanh Tran
A house with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in Vietnam in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic.
When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the French colonial house Ba is restoring. She’s always lied to fit in, so if she’s straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised.
But the sleep paralysis, persistent bugs, and noisy walls don’t make it easy. And at night Jade can’t ignore the ghost of the beautiful bride who leaves cryptic warnings: Don’t eat.
Ba doesn’t believe her, and so it’s up to Jade to root out the house’s rot before she loses herself and her family to the dark forces lurking in the home they’ve always wanted.
Trang Thanh Tran’s debut is a riveting page-turner about the costs of belonging that will leave readers hungry for more.