The House on Foster Hill

The House on Foster Hill

by Jaime Jo Wright
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Anonymous 3 days ago
Kaine Prescott flees California to escape a stalker whom the police don’t believe exists. The sight-unseen house she bought in Wisconsin requires far more work than she was led to believe, and the stalker appears to have followed her. Over one hundred years before, her great-great-grandmother had her own horrifying experiences at Foster Hill House. A young, murdered woman was found stuffed in a hollow tree, and Ivy is determined to keep her from being forgotten. It sounds like an intriguing story, but I found it to have an emotional heaviness. There is little cheer. Understandably, Kaine is fearful, and still suffers from her husband’s death two years previous, a death she believes was murder. Ivy is fixated on keeping the memory of dead people alive, to the detriment of the living. Both find peace by the end; I was glad to be finished.
Threelittleholmes 5 days ago
After finishing The House on Foster Hill, I was shocked to learn that this was Jamie Jo Wright's debut novel, I was ready to go and buy every book she has ever written. Jamie takes us on an adventure through two different periods of time connected by the house on Foster Hill. I instantly fell in love with all of the characters and found myself torn between wanting to drag out finishing the book, because I just did not want it to end, or needing to hurry and finish because I had to know what happened. This book is full of suspense and mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Jamie Jo Wright is an author to watch and I am eagerly awaiting her next novel.
BBulow 7 days ago
I’m always excited and a bit anxious when I pick up a book by a new-to-me author. There’s something neat about reading not only a new author but also their debut novel. The House on Foster Hill is a wonderful debut, complete with endearing characters, spine-tingling moments, and a dual-time narrative that works well in both past and present. Surprisingly, I connected most to Kaine in the present day. Usually I prefer historical story lines over the contemporary ones, but this time, there was just something about Kaine that caught me. Her situation wasn't commonplace, yet made sense given her line of work. It truly tugged on my heart. I couldn’t imagine enduring the circumstances that she was having to endure. She is a strong character but also realistically flawed. Her fear and desire for true peace and rest drew me to her story, eager to solve the mystery of her family and the enigmatic Foster Hill House. Though it took me longer to connect to Ivy Thorpe as a character, I couldn’t help but being intrigued by her circumstances. The book opens with a frightening discovery that captured my attention. Ivy’s involvement in it becomes clearer as the story progresses, though the answer to the mystery is anything but clear. The plot is steady, with several creepy moments that held me captivated. I also appreciated that there was a true answer for mysterious occurrences – things that seemed ghostly at first, but are soon uncovered to be a very human evil, having lasting consequences on all who are connected with Foster Hill. Kaine’s story brings hopeful resolution for herself and for her family, allowing pieces from each story to fall into place in a satisfying way. The romance is just enough in my opinion, progressing realistically in both story lines. I definitely had a soft spot for Grant, counselor and dog-rescuer. There’s just something about a guy and his dog – this story features two dogs, in fact, and that just really made me happy. I’m glad to see that there’s already another novel coming from Jaime Jo Wright – it’s already on my wish list, and I’m looking forward to what is sure to be another intriguing and layered mystery. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a review, and all opinions are my own.
swissgranny 8 days ago
The House on Foster Hill is a riveting book with dual timelines converging in an old deserted house. I must admit I had to read it during the daytime. It was a bit spooky and more than a bit suspenseful with some romance, intrigue, and threads of hope, faith, and inspiration woven in. The author masterfully merged the dual timelines in a creative plot with wonderfully layered and engaging characters. The cover of the book is fantastic and impelling, and begged me to pick it up and find out about the house and its secrets. I will definitely be looking for more stories from this talented author. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
kpeck 8 days ago
This was such a great read. I had high hopes and they were not disappointed! The suspense was creepy and woven through out. kept me guessing-obviously thats the point! and It worked. Love me some plot twists! The character development was done well. Sometimes with the historical time jumps it can get a little distracting but this was expertly done. Not to spoil anything here but the romance was so sweet and not rushed. The only complaints I have, have to do with a forensic element that was overlooked. It was not explained away just left hanging. Maybe I am the only one it bugged. Also there are several moments where I found myself yelling "don't do it!" at the characters. For me thats a plus but maybe for others it's not. So I am including it so you can decide. Perfectly creepy, kept me guessing, and sweet romance. I can't get enough and can't wait for the next Release from Jaime Jo Wright! I hope you love it as much as I did!
RaechelK 8 days ago
This book was creepy! Haha, I had to start my review off in that way. Truly, it wasn’t what I was expecting – it was better. I was admittedly a bit wary before starting this, that there would be a lot of the ‘supernatural’ element, and the story would maybe make me uncomfortable. But it wasn’t, it didn’t. It was so intricate the mystery of it all. And the duel-timeline story so elaborate and interwoven – the whole novel shows immense skill from the author. I couldn’t even imagine getting all of it straight in the writing process! But in the reading, it made sense, and didn’t leave you with any confusion. But oh yes were there creepy parts. Very, very creepy. ^.^ I tried to avoid reading it before bed, whenever possible, but it is a book that begs not to be put down, so reading before sleep did happen anyway… I am not usually a fan of split timeline novels – the jumping back and forth is hard for me, and in general, I still avoid it. But it worked with “The House on Foster Hill”. I only jumped ahead once or twice just to be reassured that the next chapter of the current characters ended alright. :) I knew I couldn’t read one story straight through and return to do the same with the other – that just wouldn’t have flowed as well, I don’t think. Not with THOFH. As I said, the stories, though years apart, were interwoven and built upon the other, linking and relating them. Now, the question I know many might ask is (well, maybe not, but I’ll still answer…) : Joel or Grant for preferred hero? (To give you reference if you have not read this book yet, Joel is from the 1906 story, and Grant from the present day story). For me, Joel won out, hands down. Loved and respected him. His relationship with Ivy was no picnic. But I really enjoyed it and rooted for them all along. That being said, I did still like Grant just fine. And Kaine too (leading present day heroine). Her story had my heart pounding just as much as Ivy’s. THOFH is a deep book, with twists and turns you weren’t expecting. To finally read the conclusion at the end – you just have to sit there and think on it for a bit. The message of hope was so beautifully displayed as well. If you’ve read any of my book reviews in the past, you’ll probably have gathered that I am one for a very, very strong Faith strand, so I would say that I would’ve liked it to have been just a little stronger in this book, but the faith strand was still a lot more included than I first wondered about, and more than most books have too. Really, the quiet pieces of the importance of life and eternity, and dealing with death were poignant reminders to me. One of the quotes I marked said this: “You’re looking at things backward. As if this life and all it has to offer is all there is. It sounds as if this Gabriella could teach us all a thing or two about seeing beyond this world and setting our eyes on Jesus instead.” Having just been reminded of this lesson by the Lord recently through the death of a friend, the quote affirmed what He showed me. Life here on earth is a blessing, yes, and He has given us His breath to live. But eternity is SO much more glorious, and we all have that hope of Heaven. So yes, I enjoyed this book, creepy parts and all. And I will be interested to read the author’s next book as well. :) I would recommend this for ages 18+ due to the intense and frightening/eerie content, and dealing with the reality of human trafficking.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Really good books make me do stupid things. Like stay up till 1:00AM to finish them. I can neither confirm nor deny that this book made me do that, but let me just say this: I am very tired today and have nothing to left to read. Not only is this Wright’s debut novel, it also has a dual storyline. A dual storyline means that the book follows two different narratives, switching every couple of chapters, that somehow interrelate. Dual storyline books are never my favorite because I always end up liking one of the storylines better than the other and not caring as much about half of the book I’m reading. They’re difficult to write because you have two sets of characters, two plots that connect together in some places, and you have to pace the stories similarly but uniquely. It’s hard enough to get that right when you’re dealing with one of each of these points, much less two! But Jaime Jo Wright NAILS it. COMPLETELY nails it. I couldn’t pick a favorite of the two storylines no matter hard I tried. Alrighty then. The plot. Or should I say, the plots. Plot number one takes place in Oakwood, Wisconsin in March of 1906. Our heroine is Ivy Thorpe, a twenty-six-year-old woman acting as assistant to her father, who is a medical doctor. Ivy is viewed with curiosity and a bit of confusion by the people of Oakwood. Twelve years before, her brother Andrew died in a drowning accident, and ever since, Ivy has made a sort of hobby of recording the stories of people who have passed away in an attempt to preserve their legacies so that they might not be forgotten. Her preoccupation with death makes her an oddity, as though she has one foot in our world and one out of it. In the first chapter, Ivy and her father have been called to Foster Hill House, where the body of an unidentified woman has been found hidden in the hollow of a dead oak tree. When a medical examination reveals that the young woman gave birth a couple of weeks before her death but no infant is found, the mystery deepens. Ghost stories and legends have surrounded the abandoned old house for years; piano music playing in the middle of the night, lights glowing in windows when the house is empty, and now a dead woman whose name no one knows. And when Ivy explores Foster Hill House looking for a baby, she finds evidence that someone has been living there and held against their will. Plot number two also takes place in Oakwood, Wisconsin, but occurs in the present day. Kaine Prescott is Ivy’s great-great-granddaughter, and she moves to Oakwood looking for a fresh start. Two years previous, Kaine’s husband was killed in a suspicious car accident, but the police didn’t find evidence of foul play. After his death, someone began breaking into Kaine’s apartment and toying with her: moving small items, leaving lights and placing daffodils – her favorite flower – in random places. The police thought she was simply a grieving widow with depression, and threatened to prosecute her for filing false claims, and so Kaine flees to Oakwood after impulsively purchasing Foster Hill House in her family’s old hometown. Her husband had always wanted to purchase and flip old houses, and Kaine decides to do the same to Foster Hill House as a way to honor his memory. But when she arrives at the house for the first time, what is waiting for her…but a daffodil. Amazing book!! I loved it!
Virginiaw 12 days ago
This is a fantastic read. It flows from present to the past smoothly. I was never confused as to what time period I was reading about. This has a lot of suspense and mystery in the story. I never quite knew what was going to happen next. I did not want to put this book down. I loved learning more about Ivy and Kaine. I received this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
ScotsLass 13 days ago
In The House on Foster Hill, author Jamie Jo Wright hits a home run with her first novel. This book took me by complete surprise with its dark and twisted plots involving two women living 100 years apart. How can they both come together? Ms Wright has a wonderful imagination in her storytelling and plenty of suspects and red herrings play into the mix. The Christian portion of this book was well done without being preachy and added another dimension to the story. I was hooked from the first chapter and regretted every time I had to put the book down, that usually doesn’t happen with an author’s first book. I look forward to reading any other books this author writes to see if she can keep up the pace. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishing with no obligation to review it. This is my honest review after reading
MaureenST 13 days ago
The author has us traveling in two periods of time, a century apart, and yet really tied together as we learn. Don’t get too comfortable and you might want to keep the lights on, this book is scary in more ways than one, both in the past and also in the present. The revelations here are going to make you cringe and you wonder what happenings in California have to do with Wisconsin, but unexplained things are going on, and you wonder why, and boy do surprises abound here, most I never saw coming. A first novel for this author, and I cannot wait for more, she had me from the beginning for this real page turner of a read. Come along with our current day Kate buys a home sight unseen, it doesn’t even have a door, and see how it connects to early 1900’s Ivy, you won’t be disappointed. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive
MFurumasu 14 days ago
When I saw this book and read the synopsis I was immediately intrigued. I love dual-time stories and this one had a twist to it. I also love suspense, mystery, as well as romance, and this story covered all those aspects plus much more! The only thing I wasn’t sure about was the author. Jamie Jo Wright is new to me, so I was a bit cautious. Yet, from the very first page to the end of the book I was captured with the story. Ivy is a young woman in the 1900’s, who has been dealing with a deep grief in her life. When she discovers a mystery, she becomes obsessed with find the answers, even when searching for the answers puts her in some very dangerous situations. Her drive to seek the truth also reflexes on her need to bury her past hurts and losses. Through all these struggles she finds God’s healing hope in the most unexpected place. Kaine, a young woman in current time, finds she is lost after the death of her husband. As she tries to start her life over, she buys a house in the town her family came from. Little did she know it would lead to lots of mystery and suspense. Like Ivy, she too just wants to find the truth and searching for it just may be too much for her to handle. This story will keep you captured and not let you go until you’ve read all of it. The author does a fantastic job of creating plots with twist and turns. As you read you might think you have it all figured out and then the author throws in new surprises. Jamie Jo Wright has a wonderful way of telling a story. She brings vivid word pictures and smooth flow of the characters. There were times I actually had to put the book down, because it got so intense. The author tackled some issues which are difficult, and these issues brought out strong emotions for me. However, the author did a wonderful job of weaving God’s everlasting hope throughout the story. I was truly captivated by this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone. It will be well worth your time to read it. I was given this book by the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Momma_Becky 15 days ago
The House on Foster Hill had the makings and potential to be a suck you in mystery that keeps a reader turning pages with its creepy, abandoned house and a present day puzzle that can only be solved by uncovering the secrets of the past. The story jumps back and forth between Kaine in present day and Ivy in the early 1900s. Both had suffered loss, causing them to question their faith, but while Ivy showed little fear and a strong determination to find justice, Kaine's constant fear and desire to run became a bit tedious. We also have the mystery of whether or not Kaine's husband was murdered, but that part of the story seems to be more filler than anything related to the goings on surrounding Foster Hill house. The story starts off well enough with a murdered young woman and a few chilling incidents at the abandoned house, but then the tale slows down and begins to drag - more so in the modern day chapters than those surrounding Ivy, but drag nonetheless. The story does pick up in intensity toward the end, but I found the conclusion to be a bit disappointing. In the end, I found very little in the way of romance and a bit too much going on with the modern day story to keep the reader's focus. Ivy's story was much more interesting than anything going on with Kaine, and I reached a point that I felt like skimming Kaine's chapters just to get back to Ivy's harrowing situation. Overall, the book's slow pace just made it way too easy to set aside for later and the story line a bit too jumbled to compel to me keep turning the pages. The author does show promise and this tale did have potential. With a bit more focus and less wandering, it could've been more than just an okay read.
vics49548 16 days ago
This book by debut author Jaime Jo Wright is incredible! While mystery and suspense are not my typical genre this book captivated me. The skill with which it was written is incredible. A dual timeline, everything flows and fits wonderfully. Rich in detail, I was drawn into the story immediately. The characters are well developed, compelling, and believable. If you enjoy suspense and mystery this is definitely a book for you. Spine tingling and chilling, you’ll be looking over your shoulder. I tried to put the pieces together as I was reading, however unlike some mysteries this one was so artfully crafted that I couldn’t do it. And the ending. Oh boy.Yet along with it comes hope, healing from grief, and spiritual restoration. I highly recommend it! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
E_Espinoza 17 days ago
The House on Foster Hill is an impressive debut novel by Jaime Jo Wright. When the mysterious and eerie events of the long-forgotten past converge upon dramatic, dangerous, and suspenseful events of the present, this intense time-slip novel becomes simply impossible to put down. The strong temptation to keep reading, to keep uncovering more clues, to piece together the puzzling circumstances in which the characters find themselves, to make sense of the unsettling and the unexplainable is intensely compelling. The dual storylines, though separated by more than a century and told from two different points of view, are seamlessly woven together with incredible skill and attention to detail. As it gradually reveals its shocking truths, the plot is truly gripping. As they struggle with loss and cling to hope, the characters are intriguing and inspiring. As it both conceals and reveals its mysteries, the setting itself becomes a hauntingly grim character that cannot be overlooked. The House on Foster Hill is an utterly fascinating novel from beginning to end. The absorbing mystery and riveting suspense do not disappoint. It is a well-written, engaging, and relevant novel, and I thoroughly recommend it. I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have freely written contains thoughts and opinions that are entirely my own.
Librarycataloger 17 days ago
This is a great book but I do have one complaint--I have lost sleep over The House on Foster Hill! I often found it hard to put down so that I could go to bed and then there were times when the story spiked my adrenaline and I couldn't go to sleep!! The gothic look of the book cover was the first hint that there was mystery and suspense waiting inside and I was captivated from the first page. This is a time-slip novel and the two heroines and their lives are separated by a hundred years but both of them are affected by The House on Foster Hill. As I read the stories of Ivy Thorpe and Kaine Prescott I thought I knew how their lives might be tied together but it wasn't until the end that I truly understood and I was surprised at how events, both past and present, orchestrated these two lives that were a century apart. These two women were so different and yet so similar and author Jaime Jo Wright was able to write a story that equally supported both of these leading characters. She had both of them experiencing tremendous trials and deep hurts but she allowed them to know two strong Christian men who believed in God and His Grace. The House on Foster Hill is a book of loss, love, determination, and faith. There is heartbreak but it is also heartwarming; helplessness is sometimes felt but hope is always present. And even as these two women question if God has disappeared from their lives the power of faith remains. The faith is sometimes wavering but it is never absent. This is Jaime Jo Wright's first full length novel and it is an amazing debut. She writes about issues that have plagued women for centuries and I applaud her for shedding light on them. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher but was under no obligation to post a review.
LucyMR1 17 days ago
Hoorah for this new author on the block. Excellent flow from the past and present, as they intertwine to keep you riveted to your seat. An excellent dual time line story that is full of mystery and intrigue, but is surrounded by Hope in the most dire circumstances. I could not figure this one out, as I usually can, as it twists and turns into a very complex story that spans generations. I would love to meet the strong women characters who remain helpful and hopeful. I was fascinated to find out the secrets of The House on Foster Hill. I look forward to more from this author, as I was engrossed from the first. A definite must read. I received a complimentary copy from the author. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
joyful334209 17 days ago
The House on Forest Hills is heart pounding when you have immediately start off in the book, there is a murder. How does it make it heart pounding? It is how the author describes the whole situation leading up to a certain thing. It was adventurous where you have in one century one girl trying to find the murderer of .... Hey I can't tell you all that but I shall continue - her life is in danger - who will win first? the murder getting Ivy or Ivy and the friend (or a little more than that ) getting the murderer? The house connects the two catastrophes - a century apart.. Catastrophic because happen to her - they say accident - she says murder. So to get a new start she moves to the murder house and it appears the stalker she had followed her and is even worse than before. She lives in the murder house which doesn't help. Will she survive the house? and if she does will she survive the stalker? I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.
ShareeS 17 days ago
The House on Foster Hill was OUTSTANDING. I don’t say that often because there has to be something that distinguishes good from GREAT. This is one of those books. Jaime Jo Wright does something exceptional by writing a timeslip romantic suspense all in one. And she does it well. I loved Ivy Thorpe, the strong-willed, big hearted woman who sees the beauty in each person’s story. But her desire to honor those who’ve passed on is the one thing that places her in danger. Still, in righting another’s wrong, she finds the courage to live again outside of her own heartbreak. Kaine Prescott has no trouble fighting for another but her own broken soul isn’t something she can fix alone. Her humor and drive make her such a wonderfully relatable character. And she’s a dog lover. That alone gave her favor with me. An example of her personality is found in this quote from The House on Foster Hill. “If I scream,” Kaine spoke aloud to only the mice, “it’s probably a gargantuan spider eating my finger, so go get help.” The House on Foster Hill has everything, suspense, intrigue, mystery, romance and history. A must read I highly recommend.
CaraPutman 18 days ago
This is a dual timeline novel that slips back and forth between 1906 and modern day. It has an eerie gothic feel with a large home that has stories to tell. I loved this book, the mystery surrounding the home, and the intertwining timelines. The dual plotlines collide in the spooky house on Foster Hill. Jaime Jo Wright has created a story that will delight historical and contemporary mystery readers. There are hints of romance, suspense, and intrigue that kept me engaged with a story that had characters I quickly cared about. I needed to know how Ivy's and Kaine's stories connected and how they would be resolved. A really engaging read.
BookwormMama2014 19 days ago
Just the right amount of suspense, mystery, romance, and creepiness......to satisfy the bookish mind! I am not typically a "suspense" reader (and DEFINITELY not a suspense movie type of person at all). But when word about this book started circulating around the bookish world last year...I just knew I HAD to read it!!! I mean just look at that cover...It screams "YOU MUST READ ME! You MUST discover the secrets that I hold within these pages!" Be prepared for a lot of emotions that will be brought to the surface while reading The House on Foster Hill. Jaime addresses some very difficult topics in this book. And I am SO glad she does. It is not easy to read about, but the TRUTH must be shared. The secrets, the pain, the shame, must all be brought forward for healing, restoration, and freedom. With a dual timeline, the author alternates between the present and the past with flawless accuracy. Secrets and shame hide behind the walls of Foster Hill House. What will be revealed? And what will be lost to history forever? I received a complimentary copy of The House on Foster Hill. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
amybooksy 20 days ago
The House on Foster Hill is the debut novel by Jaime Jo Wright. And a wonderful debut it is! This book is amazing. I just cannot put into words how good it is. Full of suspense. Full of mystery. Full of adventure. Great setting. Great characters. Many twists. Many turns. What is there not to like? I cannot wait to see other stories Jaime Joe Wright comes up with next. The House on Foster Hill is fabulous. Highly recommended! 5+ stars. I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Christianfictionandmore 21 days ago
The theme of this book is hope, hope in knowing God’s promises are fulfilled in spite of our circumstances, not instead of them. An unidentified murder victim, who becomes known as Gabriella, leaves behind a diary of sorts that encourages that type of hope in Kaine, a victim of emotional abuse, many years later. The House on Foster Hill is Jaime Jo Wright’s debut novel (She has had work printed in collections of stories.), but it reads like the work of a seasoned author. Fans of Christian mysteries will be interested to know that she was encouraged to write this story by well-known author Colleen Coble. Wright tackled the challenge of a time-split novel, and did so with great success. The connection among character and the smooth transition between the two time frames was well done. The mystery of Gabriella’s murder set in the early 1900s and the mystery of Kaine’s stalker and her husband’s murder set in present day are both intriguing, well-paced, and suspenseful. I will be on the look-out for Wright’s next novel scheduled to be released in July of 2018. I recommend this book to mystery fans, especially to those who like a little romance intertwined with the mystery. I thank NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of The House on Foster Hill in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation.
Anonymous 23 days ago
First, a warning -- I stayed up till 1:30 am to finish "The House on Foster Hill." So you might want to check the clock when you pick it up and start reading, especially if you're getting near the end. If you enjoy atmospheric romantic suspense, with appealing characters, a .strong sense of place, historical mysteries, and a series of unfolding puzzles and plot twists, you should check out this book. Other reviewers have already described the two-track plot, and how Kaine's present-day story connects and intertwines with Ivy's struggles a hundred years earlier, via a mysterious historic house in a small Wisconsin town. I can't add much to their accounts. I will add that this book is driven by some serious underlying themes, which are baked into who certain characters are, what they are wrestling with, and how they see the world. Faith is one of those themes -- not just religious faith, but faith in yourself, faith in those you love -- and what happens when those disappear. Another is how to handle pain in your past -- .do you hide it? Run from it? Share it? Fight it? And I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the plot is also driven by serious social issues. It looks to me like the author crafted the emotional underpinnings of this book as carefully as the intricate plot connections. Now, I don't want to make this book sound ponderous. It's an engaging read with loads of suspense. But to me, these underlying themes give it resonance -- much more than a simple scary story about a spooky old house. * I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher but was under no obligation to post a review, positive or otherwise. Opinions expressed are my own.
Sandy5 23 days ago
Kaine is trying to live out her late husband’s dream as she feels guilty for his death. Kaine believes that her devotion to her work had cost Danny his life and now, she is trying to make amends by renovating a historical landmark. Little does Kaine realize what mysteries and stories this house holds within its walls. Buying the house online, Kaine is happy to leave California behind her and reestablish herself in an area where her family once lived. Kaine believed that her husband had been murdered and that the killer was stalking her but the California police were not convinced. Wisconsin was going to be her new start, at least that was her hope. We are told two stories in this novel, the present-day story with Kaine moving into her new home in Wisconsin, ready to begin a new life and another story which occurred in 1906. Ivy tells this story and it begins with the discovery of a dead girl who was found wedged inside the dead tree. As Ivy assists her father, the physician and medical examiner, Ivy records her information inside her death journal, as she believes no one should be forgotten. Ivy begins her own investigation into this woman’s death which leads her to the Foster Hill House. The stories start to merge together, I loved how they twisted together, as Kaine investigates some bizarre occurrences happening at her new house. Kaine realizes that her house was once called, Foster Hill House and no one liked that house. Great debut novel and I can’t wait to see what else this author creates. I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
MarB1 26 days ago
Wow! That sums up the whole book in one word! I like suspense and mysteries and old houses. Add some great characters in the past and present, intertwine their stories, and it certainly makes an intriguing storyline. Add to that an author who can truly write and you’re in for a treat. The House on Foster Hill is all this and more! I was hooked from page one and had no idea what the outcome would be. The author kept me guessing till the satisfying end. Great story! Great writing! On my favorites list of 2017!