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KazG
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What an interesting idea, @bellam. I think this could defintely work.

Maybe one way to play it would be writing Molly in a slightly unreliable narrator way, so the reader is never quite sure whether it really is the house narrating, or Molly’s mental state projecting her own anxieties. I like the Stockholm Syndrome possibilities here too – the house as captor but also safe haven. Lots of fascinating mental aspects to explore.

I’m thinking of John Fowle’s The Collector as an example of dark protagonist, which also has the plot of holding someone prisoner in a house. Doesn’t Gone Girl also have a baddie as narrator (haven’t read it myself)?