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In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?
What was it like? Living in that house.
Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.
Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father's death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.
Alternating between Maggie’s uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father’s book, Home Before Dark is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman’s quest to uncover them—even if the truth is far more terrifying than any haunting.
Being a former journalist, editor, and graphic designer, Riley Sager became one of the most prominent current thriller authors. Riley Sager is a pseudonym that he uses for his written work.
Riley's first thriller, Final Girls, was rewarded with being a national and international best seller. He even garnered a compliment from the great Stephen King, who said Final Girls was the first great thriller of 2017. His books are being translated in over two dozen countries, and in 25 different languages. Sager's other books include: The Last Time I Lied; Lock Every Door; with his latest book being Home Before Dark. Lock Every Door is being adapted to TV in development by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
Sager is a native of Pennsylvania, who now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and going to movies....... one of his favorites........Rear Window.