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    The Instant New York Times Best Seller

    One of USA Today's Best Books of 2020

    “Sager is a master of the twist and the turn.... You have to read to the very last page to find how who did what to whom and why.” (Rolling Stone

    In this chilling thriller, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s best-selling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound - and dangerous - secrets hidden within its walls?

    Twenty-five years ago, Maggie Holt and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. Three weeks later they fled in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His horror memoir of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity - and skepticism.

    Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. 

    When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father's death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself - a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

    Alternating between Maggie’s uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father’s book, Home Before Dark is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman’s quest to uncover them - even if the truth is far more terrifying than any haunting. 

    ©2020 Riley Sager (P)2020 Penguin Audio

    Kritikerstimmen

    "What could be better than a haunted house with ghosts aplenty? Home Before Dark is equally superb and terrifying. Buckle up for a wild ride. This book should come with a warning not to be read after dark." (Mary Kubica, New York Times best-selling author of The Other Mrs.)  

    "Flawless pacing, a dexterous dual narrative, and character through the roof. But the biggest revelation to be found in Home Before Dark is this: There's nobody writing scarier books than Riley Sager is right now." (Josh Malerman, New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Malorie)  

    "Houses breathe. Some have a heartbeat. None forget. Grabbing you from the first page, Riley Sager crafts a devilish plot, twisted timelines, and horrors that linger in this haunting thriller that needs to be on your reading list!" (J.D. Barker, international best-selling author of She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be

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    A ghost story with a chilling twist

    Lights off, lights on....better lights on 😅. That's how I listened (..at night!) to the Audiobook of HOME BEFORE DARK. This is my first read/listen of the author, Riley Sager 's work. And I must say I was overwhelmingly surprised.
    It's about a young woman, Maggie, who returns to the home her family owned Mansion (Baneberry Hall)—and fled—years previously, an experience that became the inspiration for her father’s bestselling book, House of Horrors. A NON-FICTION story detailing the horrifying paranormal experience her family experienced while living in this mansion. Maggie doesn't believe in ghosts and everything her father wrote about her childhood. So she set herself in a mission to prove it. She settles herself in the house. And the longer she stayed and dug deeper about the house and the past, she witnessed and experienced events unfold that defy logic. Maggie then begins to question what she believes or didn't believe her family's ordeal years prior.
    I can't spill the beans further. This is not your typical "Amityville Horror" type of ghost story. It is weaved with Family mysteries, shocking discoveries and revelations. A masterfully plotted and non-stop thriller.
    Great narration by Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom which gave this spine-tingling story a higher level of suspense.
    By all means, this is a MUST read and must listen audiobook.

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    Good performance, mediocre writing

    While the story itself was captivating, I found the redundant speech of the female protagonist very annoying. The same sentences in slight variations again and again and again: It’s all lies. He lied to me. It’s BS. It’s not true.

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    spine-tingling story-in-a-story

    Twists and turns, clever red-herrings. Could hardly put it down. I liked the alternating between the "ghost story" and the current tale. Would recommend to fans of psychological thrillers.

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    a good Story with a twist

    I had a good time here. loved the plot. loved the Story. I came upon this on accident. It turned out I got just what I was looking for.
    A ghost Story that came to a wow effect.
    The readers are great. I could picture the whole way through. I went to the house with them, could see and smell what they did. Maybe I'll visit again.