Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

What was it like? Living in that house.

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.

Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?

Title:Home Before Dark
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524745172
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    Home Before Dark Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "Every house has a story. Ours is a ghost story. It's also a lie. And now that yet another person has died within these walls, it's finally time to tell the truth."Fellow Riley Sager junkies, you've w...

  • _ngallagher

    This was so fun!!! Really good twists and a fun haunted house story ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I love an author’s vivid creativity and trying something unexpected to exceed his or her previous writing performances by taking a challenge and trying something brand new.Riley Sager is one of the ...

  • Gabby

    I loved every second of this creepy suspenseful story. It had the best Haunting of Hill House vibes that I've ever seen in a book and I was absolutely obsessed with the vibe of this book and I was gen...

  • megs_bookrack

    RILEY SAGER, you have filled my heart yet again!!!In my opinion, Home Before Dark is his best work yet!!!Also, I fully acknowledge that I have just exceeded my lifetime use of the exclamation point, b...

  • chan ?

    this has “thriller of summer 2020” written all over iti’ll say it, emphatically again, but i really think riley sager has proven that you can do a modern thriller in a way that doesn’t rely on...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ****NOW AVAILABLE, A TOP TEN BOOK FOR ME THIS YEAR***Well I was looking for a book to take my mind off of what is going on in the world right now and this was definitely a great choice! I don’t know...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    4.5 stars! Because this is a mood! I thought it was a man, although I couldn’t be sure. Details were sparse. All I could make out was a distinctly human shape standing in the forest a few feet fr...

  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)

    .......what the fuck just happened??!Full RTC. The hell....

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (3.75) Haunted house with a gothic feel are one of my guilty pleasure. This book had a strong start and even though I did figure out "who did it" it was still pretty good.I did feel like the main fema...