Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–
including her own–are lost?
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The House on Foster Hill is not for the faint-hearted with its adroitly blended dual storyline often sending thrilling goosebumps up the spine. The descriptive narrative is crafted with such diligence that I could smell plumes of dust and hear the eery creaking house joints, as if whispering sinister secrets and beseeching occupants to be wary of the depths within. I have the proclivity to favour the historical timeline of this novel, but the contemporary story was likewise engaging. The mood is sustainably eery and haunting, although the latter half of the book shifts course to weave in threads of romance. There were some minor hiccups in pacing and blending of the storylines, but wholistically the novel showcases Jaime Jo Wright as a promising talent. I am beguiled by Jaime Jo Wright’s writing voice and anticipate her next novel.
**Disclosure: Review copy provided by Graf-Martin Communications. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**