Home Before Dark: A Novel

by Sager, Riley (Author)

ISBN: 9781524745172

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman must discover the real source of the mystery and terror that have surrounded her family for decades-are the ghosts her father claimed to see in their home evil forces from another realm, or are they monsters that are something much closer, and much more sinister?

In 1995, Ewan Holt, his wife, Jess, and their five-year-old daughter, Maggie, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. Two months later, they fled in the dead of night, vowing never to return. They claimed the place was haunted by malevolent spirits-an experience Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors, which became a worldwide phenomenon.

Twenty-five years later, Maggie Holt is one of the book's naysayers. Now a restorer of old homes, she was too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. When Maggie inherits the house after her father's death, she plans to spend the summer renovating the place to prepare it for sale. Each day of renovation brings another creepy discovery. One room of the house is filled with dusty teddy bears nailed to the wall. Another contains a journal filled with crazed rantings, and tucked in a dark corner of the cellar are the remains of a young girl who vanished the same night Maggie's family fled Baneberry Hall.

To get answers, Maggie seeks out those connected to Baneberry Hall. What she learns changes everything she thought she knew about her father and the events of twenty-five years ago-and that the decision to move back to Baneberry Hall may be exposing her to the same danger she fled from as a child.

Story Locale: Vermont Macmillan Publishers | Adult Only Winter 2020

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Dutton, July 2020

Product Dimensions: 9 L × 6 W × 0 H

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