Home Before Dark by Riley Sager #BookReview #MysteryThriller #Ghosts #Horror

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OH GOD, I’m so late to the PARTY!!!!

A huge apology to Riley Sager for not having read any of your books until now, phew finally I got to it, and to say that I was chucked out of the stadium for a sixer is kind of a colossal understatement. Now, I have the added pressure of reading all your published works, yeah, just call me ELECTRIFIED!!

NOPE, absolutely no point in going about any detailed review, just believe me that THIS ONE IS TO BE SAVORED IN ITS ENTIRETY.

Definitely, a book to be showcased on your shelf, that is, if you are a fan of,

🌟 mystery thrillers
🌟haunted house
🌟past and present
🌟gothic mansion
🌟spooky suspense
🌟book within a book

OK, I really need to mention snakes, one of the scenes in the book is surely gonna leave me with nightmares for days to come, I’m sure. Trust me, it is not the ghosts that scare the bejesus out of you but the overall eeriness of Baneberry Hall with all that snakes that chills the spine!

C’mon, what are you waiting for? Buy the book, grab a copy from the library, whatever, just do it and get ready to be PETRIFIED ⚡ ⚡ ⚡!

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound – and dangerous – secrets hidden within its walls?

“What was it like? Living in that house?”

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a non-fiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity – and skepticism.

Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself – a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction. 

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