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The House on Foster Hill
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?
Ahhh! I have been slacking on writing this review, and I really liked this book! I was reading it nonstop, and then I got the dreaded flu. Needless to say, I couldn’t do anything except sleep for days! Then I put it in my pile to review, and it got buried under everything else I was doing. So let me say, just because it took me a long time to read and review this one, doesn’t mean I didn’t like it! I would have read it in a day or two if it hadn’t been the holidays and then the flu.
The House of Foster Hill is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The past and the present clash when Kate decides to buy an abandoned house sight unseen. The only thing she knows about the house is that it is in the town where her grandfather once lived. She soon finds out that she has a much deeper connection to the house.
The connection comes through Ivy Thorpe who, a century earlier, kept a death book. It’s not as bad as it sounds! Her father did post mortems on the deceased and Ivy felt that it was her calling to write about those who had passed. She didn’t want them to be forgotten. This gave her quite the reputation in town, but Ivy didn’t care what people thought of her.
Kate and Ivy are alike in that they are tied to the house on Foster Hill, and they are both curious about the goings-on there. Ivy is trying to find out what happened to the dead girl found in the tree on the property, and Kate is trying to find out why someone seems to have followed her there….someone who she believes killed her husband.
The House on Foster Hill is definitely a book Christian suspense lovers are going to want to read. It is filled with great characters, mystery and some romance.