I was hearing rumblings of The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright long before it came out. I was excited to get my hands on a straight mystery and just dig in and enjoy. It was so much fun trying to figure out how it all tied together and who the actual criminals were. I love that part of a really good mystery.
In this split time book, we get to try to figure out what it is about the House on Foster Hill that makes it seem haunted or cursed. None of the stories that swirl around the house are pleasant. Every family that has lived there seems to have a sad story attached to them. No matter who tries to fix up the house, something happens to make them leave. What is it about this house?
Kaine Prescott is trying to get as far away from her husband’s death and her stalker as possible. She buys a house site unseen in Oakwood Wisconsin. She hopes to fulfill one of her late husband’s dream, to renovate an older house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. Something she was to busy with her career to consider while he was alive.
What Kaine finds when she arrives in Oakwood is a house with a history. One that is scary enough on its own, but when you add Kaine’s stalker back in it is frightening. Will Kaine and her new friends be able to unravel the mystery of Foster Hill before it cost someone else their life?
Jaime does a great job of laying down “false” clues that the reader will gleefully follow down the wrong rabbit trail to figuring out who-dun-it. A book that will keep you up at night and one that addresses an issue as old as time. (If I tell you what it is then I give away a major part of the book) Well written, a page turner that you will want to add to your TBR pile, just make sure you leave a few lights on while reading.