Wow. Wow. Wow.
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright is a debut novel.
Can I say wow again?
This book captivated me the entire way through all 359 pages. Suspense and mystery so hard that I almost jumped out of the bathtub during one scene when my daughter asked to borrow a pair of shoes from me. It's rare to find a book that I honestly don't want to put down. We had to go to a Christmas party last night and I couldn't wait to get home to, "Free Ivy" from the drama unfolding on the pages. The author wove the tales of past and present together in a flawless fashion that kept me reading and anticipating what would happen next. After reading thousands of books, I can usually figure out where a story is going. Not so with this one. It was one of the best books I've read this year and is likely to stick with me for a long time. I can't wait to see what this author will do next. Simply amazing.
From the 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 then 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?
About the author:
Jaime Jo Wright is the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas, and a human resources director by trade. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. To learn more, visit her website
This book provided for review by Bethany House