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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?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
This might actually be more of a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫, but I decided to go with a solid 4.
The House on Foster Hill was a SUPER fast read and I was so engrossed in it that I stayed up until 2 AM of the same day to finish reading it. I literally couldn’t go to sleep without knowing how it was going to end.
I really enjoyed that this book is told from dual perspectives and dual time periods. You get Ivy and Kaine, plus the 1900s and present time, respectively.
Kaine’s story had me hooked a lot more than Ivy’s did at first even though Ivy’s story begins with the dead girl found on the property. For some reason Kaine’s viewpoint was more mysterious for me at the beginning, but of course that quickly changed. I don’t know if action-packed is exactly the right way to describe this book, but there is plenty going on, and TONS of mystery.
I didn’t really connect to any of the characters, but that was OKAY. I still think you found out plenty about everyone and everything tied together nicely. I was also completely shocked by the ending, I definitely did not see THAT coming.
I think this will be great for those who love a good twisty mystery, and enjoy a fast read. Plus, the cover is 😍
Final Thought: This is a great book and I highly recommend it. One thing that I would like to note is that I was really surprised that this book had an underlying Christian theme. I don’t think you often find very many creepy mystery/thrillers that blend God in so seamlessly.
*The paperback version of this book is set to be published on 11/21/2017*
*Special thanks to NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for providing a “Read Now” electronic ARC of this book. My review is completely honest and unbiased