The Invited

The Invited

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In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teaching jobs 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 charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. As Helen starts carefully sourcing decorative building materials for her home--wooden beams, mantles, historic bricks--she starts to unearth, and literally conjure, the tragic lives of Hattie's descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amidst suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something precious and elusive in the present day.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780385687065
Branch Call Number: MCM
Characteristics: 353 pages


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May 09, 2019

Read it in two days! Loved it, really gripping at the end

May 08, 2019

What if you had the chance to build your own haunted house? Historically rich and eerie, this "horror light" ghost story will be perfect for you if you want to dabble in horror.

May 08, 2019

Another good one by this author, my second read from her! This is a good haunting story, different in that the house that is haunted has yet to be built! The husband and wife plan their dream house, buy the land and begin to build it themselves! The land has a horrible history with years of sightings of a woman who was wrongly accused and murdered on the property years ago!

The wife starts buying up local antiques that she reacts to, feelings she gets that she is meant to put these in her home! With these she has invited in the spirits of a family that the locals believed have haunted the area for generations.

May 07, 2019

I really enjoyed this ghost story seeped in history! The story starts out in the past and sets the tone for what's to come.

The author did a fantastic job setting the scenery and building characters that were unique. Told from the alternating perspectives of Olive and Helen with little tidbits of chapters from the past.

The bog setting mixed with a real life ghost makes this book high up there for creep factor, but this is not a horror story! A great piece of paranormal fiction!

I hate to dive into too much detail about this fine piece of work, for fear that I will give away spoilers. Twists and turns are littered throughout the novel.

The Invited is available now to read! I highly suggest adding it to your TBR list! It was a 5 star read for me!

Thanks to Netgalley and Doubleday Books for allowing me a copy to read and give my honest review!

Happy Reading!

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