Home Before Dark
Thank you to Dutton and Edelweiss for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Riley Sager
Publisher/Date: Dutton/June 30, 2020
What I Enjoyed:
- Slow clap for Mr. Sager who year after year wows us with his books! I have enjoyed or loved every single one and I can say this is now my favorite.
- The atmosphere of this book was so well written. I am a wimp, so this one totally spooked me out.
- I loved the book within the book. We got to read Maggie’s father’s book intertwined with Maggie’s experience in the present.
- The ending was so well done. I absolutely loved it.
What I Did Not:
- To be honest, I have no complaints about Sager’s newest!
Rating: 5 stars
For those who: have enjoyed any of Sager’s books or those looking for a good spooky read!
Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.
Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.