Can’t Wait Wednesday – HOME BEFORE DARK by Riley Sager


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is HOME BEFORE DARK by Riley Sager.  I love Riley Sager’s thrillers. They’ve all been 4 and 5 star reads for me, and he’s one of my favorite authors writing in the genre right now.  I was thrilled to hear he has another new book coming out this summer and that it sounds super creepy.



Publication Date:  July 7, 2020


From Goodreads:

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.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

32 replies
  1. RO
    RO says:

    Never heard of this author, but it sure sounds like an interesting read. I’m a little iffy on reading or watching scary stuff though(lol) Glad you enjoyed it! Hugs, RO

  2. Olivia
    Olivia says:

    This sounds like an author I need to try! I am really intrigued by the small town setting and a haunted house. I will have to keep an eye out for this one. 🙂

  3. Michele
    Michele says:

    Looking forward to this one as well! I’ve read two others of his and they were really solid thrillers!

  4. Olivia Roach
    Olivia Roach says:

    I know a lot of people love this author a lot, so I am not surprised to see this one as a waiting on Wednesday pick! Hope you’ll be able to love it x

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