Horror, Thriller

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

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I have read two other books by the author and liked the style. I thought the blurb of this looked interesting enough to try. The genre is not something I frequently pick up. My uber active imagination does not need much more to plague my dreams with. This, however, was worth the venture. Only reading it during the day, I limited the possibilities, but it was not as scary as expected. Although the hauntedness of the house is a vital element, the perpetual suspense-filled environment in which our lead protagonist finds herself if the bigger draw here.
The story begins with the introduction of a man who wrote a book. The current day alternates with the pages of the book said to be written about a house from which his family fled in the night. The little girl in the story, now an adult and owner of the same house has always maintained that the book is full of falsehoods because she doesn’t remember anything about the stay. What follows are quite a few unexpected events, the lesser said about it now, the better for the reader. I enjoyed the ending, never expecting such a wrap-up. I might not jump into reading another book in this genre, but I am willing to be more experimental after this read.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience of this and previous works by the author.

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