AUTHOR: Jamie Jo Wright
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?
The House on Foster Hill is a dark, haunting story that will hold you captive right to the end. Swinging back and forth between the early 1900s and present day, this tale reluctantly discloses its secrets through a tangled web of mystery.
We meet Ivy first, in 1906, as she assists her father in autopsies. No wonder the young woman is considered strange by her neighbors; after all, she not only works with the dead, she writes about them in her journal. Ivy holds her own secrets close to her heart, her grief for her brother mingling with anger and guilt. Why? You’ll have to keep reading the book.
Kaine, the present-day heroine, attempts to flee the danger forcing itself into her life in California by buying—sight unseen—the hulking Foster House in her family’s hometown. But instead of escaping, Kaine faces even more threats as she tries to unravel the mystery of the house she’s bought, and its ties to her own family.
In spite of the darkness of the mystery and threats, The House on Foster Hill contains sparkles of hope and determination. Both heroines are determined to solve the mysteries in spite of danger, and both learn to trust God in spite of terrible circumstances.
This story will stay with me for a long time; it moved me and taught me. For these reasons, I give The House on Foster Hill five stars. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.