One of our Gosh! Best of 2017 titles! What if Edgar Allan Poe had written a Western? House of Penance is a strange and macabre horror tale loosely based on the real life of the 19th century American heiress, Sarah Winchester. Through the use of horror tropes and imagery Peter J. Tomasi and Ian Bertram build a darkly beautiful fictional story of a real woman, exploring ideas of grief and guilt, and how someone can be haunted by the ghosts of their past. House of Penance is an oppressive and haunting read thatÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs not for the faint of heart but is deeply rewarding. YouÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂll still be thinking on it for days after you finish reading.