Multi-generational with several layers all intertwined across time in one curse location where Nate and Helen decide to build their dream home to escape their previous lives in Connecticut and the hustle and bustle of life in a less rural area.
Little did they know they were building a haunted house, not just moving into one but constructing it from scratch.
Helen hides her reservations from Nate thinking it’s just nerves but she will soon learn that trusting her gut was something should have done!
I really enjoy Jennifer McMahon’s writing and love her new work!
Thanks to Jennifer, Netgalley and Doubleday Books for the Advanced Copy!
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.