ARC Review: The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Published November 21st, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers

Genres Suspense, Mystery, Christian

Pages 364

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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?

I was excited to read this book after reading the synopsis and the first few chapters were quite promising, as they were pretty creepy. However, I felt that the mystery and suspense that should have been in this book just never really came to be. I did like both of the main characters, Ivy and Kaine, even though they lived a century apart. I think I liked Ivy’s character better then Kaine’s and found her to be easier to relate to. I liked the author’s writing but I think this book is trying to go in too many different directions or include too many different genres. I personally find books like that don’t catch my attention as much because I am not sure if I should be focusing on the mystery or the romance or one of the other genres that has been included. I enjoyed the plot but think it would have worked better if the author had simply stuck with the mystery and suspense aspects and tried to make that the main focus of the book. I do look forward to reading more by the author in the future.

Thank you to the publisher, Bethany House Publishers, for sending me a review copy of this book.

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