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Publisher Description

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house--they build one . . .

In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house--a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse--objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously. As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 30
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

XassanDaxir ,

Amazing book

Had me in tears at the end. You won’t stop flipping the pages.

CrazyJen85 ,

Unique Story

Praise for another original ! A great reimagining of haunted house stories with thoughtful historic references. Kept me interested the whole way.

EyeInTheKeyHole ,

Very Enticing

Best Book I’ve ever read.Makes you want to keep on reading till’ the end.

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