Eventide (Hode’s Hill #3) by Mae Clair #bookreview #supernatural #suspense

The darkness is coming . . . 

The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, behind her. She isn’t bothered by a burial plot on the property, or the mysterious, sealed cistern in the basement. Not at first. Even the presence of cold spots and strange odors could be fabrications of her still troubled mind. But how to explain her slashed tires, or the ominous messages that grow ever more threatening?
 
Convinced the answer lies in the past, Madison delves into the history of the home’s original owners, only to discover the origin of a powerful evil. An entity that may be connected to a series of gruesome attacks that have left police baffled. No matter where she turns—past or present—terror lingers just a step away, spurred on by a twisted obsession that can only be satisfied through death…

I’ve been riveted by every book in this series, but this one is probably my favorite.  Probably my favorite cover, too.

Mention a book featuring a haunted house, and I’ll snatch it up every time.  Madison’s house is most definitely haunted, and it’s pretty clear she’s not welcome.  Most people would tell her to leave, but after using nearly all her resources purchasing the new home, her options are limited and she chooses to find a way to exorcise the ghosts.  I was thrilled to see my favorite character from book two make another appearance.  With his extensive experience in dealing with spirits as a medium, Dante is brought into the house to determine exactly what Madison is dealing with and learns some frightening things.

As with the other books in this series, Eventide alternates between past and present, allowing the reader to learn the history of the house and the heartbreaking reason it’s haunted.  The jumps between timelines are seamless, and that story is just as compelling as Madison’s.  Be prepared for some spine-tingling, chill-your-bones scenes – this author is an expert at making you feel unnerved.

I’m sad to see this series end, and I’ll miss these characters who feel like friends.  Each of these books can be read as a standalone, so starting at the beginning isn’t required.  If you’re a fan of small town suspense with a supernatural twist, Hode’s Hill certainly delivers.  Highly recommended!

53 thoughts on “Eventide (Hode’s Hill #3) by Mae Clair #bookreview #supernatural #suspense

  1. I’m so sorry I haven’t visited more, Teri. I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. But I did want to pop in and agree with you. This was a phenomenal series, and I’m also sad to see it end. Dante is my favorite this-timeline character. Gabriel was my favorite past-timeline character. And the grim lore was great. That made book two just edge out one and three for me. But they were all amazing. I hope your post entices people to read all three.

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    1. So glad you dropped by, Staci! I totally understand – times are strange right now, and you’ve been mega busy writing. I didn’t think about my favorite past timeline character, but I’d probably have to say Gabriel also. Take care!

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    2. Staci, I’m honored you stopped by to share your thoughts about Eventide and the entire Hode’s Hill series. I’ve been AWOL this past month as well, and I know how hard it is getting back into the swing of things. I so appreciate you’re sharing your thoughts today. I loved hearing them! Dante and Gabriel thank you too 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading Teri’s review. All three books in the Hode’s Hill series have a past and present timeline. As an author, I loved using that tool to tie two mysteries together in each novel.

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      1. It’s weird, now that I think of it. I have three unpublished manuscripts completed, And as much I like this writing tool, I have never dared to try it. Weird, huh?

        Best of luck with your books. I am locked down in the Dominican republic right now, when I return to Florida I will check out your books.

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        1. You’ll know the time when you’re ready to publish. I still get nervous with every book release I have. I’m not sure that will ever go away, LOL.

          I’ve enjoyed visiting the Dominican Republic. I hope lockdown ends soon. And many thanks for looking into the books. Stay safe!

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  2. Teri, I’ve been offline for the last several weeks, adapting to life in this new, strange reality. It was a delight to find your review of Eventide today. I’m positively giddy by such a glowing review. Thank you!

    P.S. I am 52% through Subject A36, and finding it riveting. Review coming soon!

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m sad the series is over, but it absolutely went out with a bang.

      Thrilled to hear you’re enjoying A36! I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to work on the sequel, but just got back to it over the past week. Take care, Mae!

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      1. I know what you mean about getting in the mindset of working. I just started writing again. This shelter-in-place thing has really thrown me. Hopefully, I’ll be back online soon too.

        And Subject A36 was great. Review is up on Amazon, GR, and BB!

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