Sunday, February 3, 2019
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Genre:Adult mystery / thriller
A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times best-selling author of THE WINTER PEOPLE, returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it's too late...
In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia and teaching jobs to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. As Helen starts carefully sourcing decorative building materials for her home - wooden beams, mantles, historic bricks -- she starts to unearth, and literally conjure, the tragic lives of Hattie's descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amidst suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something precious and elusive in the present day
Would I recommend this : yes
Would I read any more by this author : yes
Buddy read it with Frishawn
The genre they have it list as is Adult mystery /thriller , but its more of a mystery then thriller. And its a most read if I do say so myself and I do , its one of those books that once you start reading it , it pulls you into the story and won't let go , you have to keep reading it because you want to know what's happening and why , and you can't stop until the very end. Its a story that has a touch of the paranormal ,but even as your read it , it makes you start to question every thing you know so far, like is there really a ghost , or is it someone dress up as one to scary Helen and Nate off their land and way, what really happened the night to Hattie and to her family , what secrets are going to come out and how is Helen, Hattie and the others connected, and how far will someone or something go to keep those secrets . It tells the story in a way that you get it told in many perspectives that help pull you in to the story , I'm so glad that my friend Frishawn enabled me into getting it to read , because if she hadn't I might have missed out on what turned out to be a great read for me. Now if I can enable my other 2 friends to read it , with that said I want to thank Netgalley and Doubleday Books for letting me read and review what might just become one of my top 12 books of 2019 , exchange for my honest opinion. What more could you ask for : dark secrets , ghostly hauntings , and a mystery all round in one story .
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