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!