Monday, 12 February 2018

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Back Cover: Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious demise 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, resurrecting painful memories and forcing a reunion with the man who broke her heart. Can Ivy unravel the mystery and find a renewed hope before any other lives--including her own--are lost?

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first to the last page. J.J. Wright did an amazing job at writing a disturbing thriller, but showing it through the mirrored gaze of several spectacularly amazing heroines. Through the eyes of three incredible women, we learn the terrible secret of the house on Foster Hill. 

The multi-generational storytelling in this novel was carried out seamlessly. I often become a little disinterested or tend to have preference over one character than another when authors choose to run multiple stories in parallel. This was not the case with this story. The two eras fit together effortlessly and each story lent value and fascination to the other. I eagerly anticipated reading each point of view and never felt like I was loosing out when the era switched. 

I found this story to be very well thought out and cleverly written. I was also amazed at the powerful faith examples lived out by the women in this story. The Bible isn't preached in this novel, but it is lived vividly in the lives of the women of Foster Hill - and through some rather terrible circumstances, I might add. All I can say, and though I hate to repeat myself, is that this was a powerful novel that will stick with me for some time. I would definitely recommend it if you are in search of a mystery/thriller. 

Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing House for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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