The House on Foster Hill
by Jaime Jo Wright
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Pub Date 21 Nov 2017 | Archive Date 17 May 2018
Bethany House, Bethany House Publishers
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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This book is the first I have read from this author. It is a cozy mystery with good character development. Some surprises and relationship dynamics between the characters definitely keep the reader interested. It was a pretty good read overall. I voluntarily received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
I like this book. The characters were interesting and well-developed. I was afraid the time shift would bother me, but it didn't. I would like to read more from Ms. Wright.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters were memorable, the setting was creepy but delightful, and it kept me guessing all the way through. I also liked the subtle-yet-powerful spiritual thread woven throughout. I don't usually like scary stories, so I was nervous at first to read it. But I kept hearing good things, so I took a chance. I'm glad I did! I have received a copy of this book by Bethany House, and this is an honest review, and these words/thoughts are my own.
Thank you to NetGalley for an Advanced Reader Copy of this book! It was definitely different from the other books I’ve read. I had to stay up some nights reading to find out more. The book took some turns that I did not see coming! In the end I’m happy I read it. I will be going back to read the other books by this author! Thank you again to NetGalley!!
Wow! “The House on Foster Hill” is my favorite kind of escape! This is, without a doubt, one of the best mystery/suspense books I’ve ever read, largely due to the author's amazing writing style. This story is quite gripping from beginning to end, and one that will undoubtedly stay in my thoughts for some time. I really enjoyed its dual-time mysteries, interesting characters, and overall eerie atmosphere. Also, this book's cover is gorgeous and fits its story perfectly! “Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised…” My heart really went out to Ivy — the main character in 1906 — with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, feeling so alone in and misunderstood by the world around her, and being stalked and preyed upon by a mysterious and evil man. Kaine — the main character in present day — is dealing with the same types of experiences. I love the ways in which these two women are connected over time, and how they both evolve throughout their stories. The only problem I had with this book is that I have a difficult time reading about anything having to do with human sex trafficking and/or rape, which is in this book, however, I really appreciate that this is minimal with no real detail given of these criminal acts. Overall, the crime in this book is creepy, but clean. As what I believe is Jaime Jo Wright’s debut novel, "The House on Foster Hill" proves she is a masterful storyteller, and I will gladly read any book she ever writes!
This book was so good. I only wish I read it sooner! This story shifts between present day and the early 1900s with two main characters, Ivy and Kaine. Both face struggles in their lives and find themselves working their way through different mysteries. I had a hard time putting this down and was unable to find out who the suspects were until the end of the book. Thanks to Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.