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


"Death had a way of creeping up on a soul. . . lives lost in the passage of time. Unremembered." (9)

Title:  The House on Foster Hill
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Contemporary Suspense Fiction / Dual-Timeline
 
Outstanding Debut Novel from an Author to Watch

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?


Haunting is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Jaime Jo Wright's The House on Foster Hill. Haunting, yes, but also beautiful. It's beautiful because of how intricately the details of the past and the present are woven together. The author did a fabulous job in keeping readers interested and in suspense.

"All houses hold secrets, and I am one of them. . . You shouldn't have come here. . ." (43, 44)

In honesty, I started reading The House on Foster Hill in the wee hours of the night, thinking I'll get a head start. Well, big mistake for two reasons. One, the tension is high from the start, stirring a suspense that I anticipated on the edge of my bed. Secondly, I'm so into it I couldn't let go until the last page, and that was hours later. There should be a warning label of how compelling a story it is!

"Hope. I need to find the hope to live again. A reason to move on with my life." (203)

The House on Foster Hill is a great story of seeking life, of connecting lives, of finding a need to fill the void. It's about hope amidst trials. How two individuals, Kaine and Ivy, a century apart and one old house connects, are as fascinating as it can be. There's more than one mystery at play here.  Then double the romance and a secret that harbors such human evil, The House on Foster Hill will captivate your senses, but also bring a certain level of warmth.

"I've never found any sense in not seeing the humor when going through a trial." (229)

So smile, and be spellbound by it!



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Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com

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6 comments:

  1. I want to read this one! The cover is so deliciously creepy.

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  2. I also started reading The House on Foster Hill in the wee hours of the night.

    Big mistake. I put it down, and now I'm apprehensive about picking it up again. I love suspense, but not too much suspense. And it's easier in the sunshine!

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    1. Iola, no worries. It actually gets less spooky halfway through, even though there are still suspense.

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