Romantic Suspense Book Review: The House on Foster Hill


Publisher's Description

"Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death 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 and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?"

My Review

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. 

My Reflection

Throughout this novel, Jaime Jo Wright skillfully incorporates the truth of God’s abounding love and the promise that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God. Even in moments of utter anguish, even in situations that are bleak with desperation, and even in the midst of significant fear there can be found an unshakable hope when we trust in the promises of an eternal God. There are certainly grim and disturbing moments in this book, but the light of God is ever present illuminating a path of redemption and restoration.     

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*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.


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