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Review: The House on Foster Hill


Title: The House on Foster Hill

Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Release Date: December 5, 2017

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?

My Review: This is a suspenseful mystery told from two different perspectives. I enjoyed both plot lines and found that the author tied them together well at the end. The book was well written and interesting. There were however a couple of issues I had that knocked off a few stars from my review. First, the book suffered from a few too many plots. The book could have easily been simplified a bit to tell a more cohesive story and I think it would have been better for it. I also felt like some of the relationships developed a bit quicker than seemed realistic to me. I was also hoping for a little bit more of the house renovation in the story but that’s probably just me. All in all, not a bad read and I will be keeping an eye out for future books from this author.

*Thank you to Netgalley and Bethany House Publishers for the chance to read and review this book*

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