The House That Whispers by Lin Thompson

The House That Whispers

Lin Thompson

336 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ middle grade mystery medium-paced


From the author of The Best Liars in Riverview comes a subtle exploration of gender identity, family, and the personal ghosts that haunt us all, perfect for fans of Kyle Lukoff and Ashley Herring Blake.Eleven-year-old Simon and his siblings, Talia...

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Community Reviews Summary of 22 reviews


emotional 100%
mysterious 92%
hopeful 57%
reflective 42%
adventurous 21%
inspiring 21%
lighthearted 21%
tense 21%
funny 14%
sad 14%
challenging 7%


medium 61%
fast 23%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 25%

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