November 11, 2020

Home Before Dark

"Nor did you need to do all that haunted-house shit." ~ pg. 316

Maggie Holt returns to a house made famous by her father's bestselling horror memoir. Baneberry Hall is supposedly haunted and dangerous. They spent only three weeks living there before fleeing. Maggie was too young to remember the ghostly happenings and spirits but she doesn't believe a word of her father's book anyway. 

After her father's death, Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall and plans to renovate it before putting up for sale. Yup, you guessed what happens next! She starts to experience strange occurrences and is living a chapter right out of her father's book. Maybe it really was more fact than fiction.

Le sigh. Home Before Dark has all the makings of a good fictional horror. Yet I am underwhelmed. It was just okay. It was fine. That is how I describe Riley Sager's newest release. It was not gripping like his other novels. In fact, it is better as a Halloween spooky read rather than a page-turning thriller.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Home Before Dark
Author: Riley Sager
Published: June 2020
Pages: 397
Edition: eBook
Rating: 🖤 🖤


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