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Eventide

(Hode's Hill #3)

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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 co
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 252 pages
Published December 31st 2019 by Lyrical Press
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James
Eventide is the 3rd book in the Hode's Hill series written by Mae Clair. It was published in December 2019, and since I previously read the first two last year, I had to jump on this one. When a friend mentioned she would be reading it too, we decided to buddy read the book this month. Robbie and I are chatting about our thoughts now, so I'm writing the review at the same time. I enjoyed reading this one, and it's always great to have a friend to discuss it with, especially as you are reading an ...more
Dianne
She survived the devastation of her husband’s murder, her breakdown and now, in an effort to heal and move on with her life, Madison Hewitt purchases an old home in Hode’s Hill, but will she be able to survive the ghosts that seem to haunt it or is her mind slipping back into the black hole she struggled to crawl out of? Worse, what if it isn’t a haunting at all, but a cry for help from beyond?

Mae Clair’s EVENTIDE takes us back to Hode’s Hill as one woman discovers that ghosts may be real, and t
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Roberta Cheadle
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eventide is the third book in the Hode's Hill series by this author. The book is written on two timelines, the first of which features the current life of Madison Hewitt and to a lesser extent, her boyfriend, Roth, and her sister and her psychic boyfriend, Dante. Madison has recently recovered from a lengthily period of complete withdrawal from the world following the violent murder of her husband which she experienced with him due to her empathic abilities. Madison appears to have recovered psy ...more
Sherry Fundin
A new house. A new start. A backyard cemetery.

Madison knew about tending graves and was not bothered by the three in her backyard. She would tend them as if they were her ancestors.

Her welcome was creepy and I’m not sure it’s a good thing.

We flip from past to present, learning the history of the house.

Uh oh, me thinks they better not touch that stone lid.

Madison has a gift…empathy. But, since the death of her husband, where she felt his death as if it was her own, her gift had left her. She want
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Juli
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Somehow I missed the second book in the Hode's Hill series, but the first book, Cusp of Night, was so good that I jumped right on this new book! I will back track and read End of Day. This series is so creepy cool and chilling! I really enjoy it!

Madison Hewitt is starting over. Her husband died four years ago, and after that shock she spent some time in a mental hospital. She has since moved on...she has a new boyfriend, just bought a house and is trying to put the past behind her. She isn't too
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Donna Hines
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Her husband's been murdered! Her breakdown is hopefully behind her! Her house is haunted!
Word!!
Just when you think you can never be more spooked along comes a thriller that leaves you checking over your shoulder, questioning every action or inaction, and wondering am I next?
The time zones vary from late day 1800's to current with varying degrees of twists and turns.
You can't possible sit down for this one! Go slow! Take a breath! BREATHE...
What happens when violence and death take over?!
What hap
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Maranda
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense - One sitting -Clair has done it again. I have read all of the Hode's Hill series but they stand alone with no problem. Mix the Past with Future. Mix Paranormal ghosts and a heroine with a sole that is in need of healing. Madison stuffs all her money in an old mansion with its own graveyard on the property. She is looking for a fresh start and a place to start over. But... cold spots, electrical outages, and the sensation of being watched puts Madison on the quest for the history that st ...more
Jacquie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read with the lights on good!

When Madison Hewitt buys an old house on the banks of the Yarrow River, she’s looking for a fresh start. Instead, she inherits a century-old murder-mystery and a malevolent spirit who is determined to stop Madison and her friends from finding out the truth.

Meanwhile, a vicious killer is on a murdering rampage in Hode’s Hill and leave the police baffled. Witnesses swear the ‘thing’ isn’t human and the victims' wounds support their theory, but what else could it be?

Thi
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Staci Troilo
Now that’s the way to end a series.

Wow. Just… wow. She’s done it, again. Mae Clair wraps up her Hode’s Hill series with another dual-timeline masterpiece. My only complaint is that the saga is over.

Because this is the third book in the series, we’re treated to cameo appearances by former favorite characters. And the new protagonists are friends who were waiting in the wings. The one thing that’s constant? The character development. As I’ve come to expect from this author, I’ve found she’s writte
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Kathleen Gray
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Madison buys an old house and thinks she's going to have a fresh start and a new outlook on life after her husband's murder. Hah! She's moved to Hode's Hill where nothing is as it seems and there are ghosts about. She did know (how could she miss it?) that there is a graveyard on her property and some other creepy stuff but she didn't expect all the bad things that begin to happen. This moves back and forth in time as Clair parcels out the history of the house and its owners. Madison's a good ch ...more
Sue Blanchard
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thankyou to NetGalley, Kensington Books and the author, Mae Clair, for the opportunity to read an advanced readers copy of Eventide in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
I have to say, I loved this book. I was drawn in from the start.
The storyline was well thought out and written with well developed characters. I love the creepiness that was interwoven throughout.
Well worth a read
Anita Dawes
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eventide, the last story in Mae Clair’s terrifying trilogy reminded me of a Victorian melodrama, all dark and very mysterious.

The dual timeline ramped up the tension and stretched my nerves so thin, I thought they would break. But I loved the way the past seemed to mirror the present and that they combined at the end in one breath taking chapter...

Perfectly written and calculated to give anyone nightmares, these books should probably come with a health warning for all those of a nervous disposit
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D. Peach
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, oh my, oh my, what a great read. Eventide was my favorite of the Hode’s Hill trilogy and polishes off the series with a lot of scary, spooky shine. The suspense in this paranormal thriller starts on page one and zooms right to the last.

The main storyline is basically about Madison Hewitt, her purchase of a haunted house, and how the mystery of the haunting is revealed. Madison and the cast of characters were all present in the first two novels, but in this one, Madison takes center stage
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D.L. Finn
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series and was looking forward to the final book. I have to say this was the best of all the stories, and that’s saying a lot. “Eventide” has everything I enjoy in a story, including a haunted house, graveyard, relationships, mystery, and great characters all offered in a dual timeline. I was rooting for not only Madison as she started over in a haunted house after a breakdown, but some ghosts, too. It was great to have past characters and their stories cross over into the curr ...more
S. Burke
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is a superb way to end this marvelous series. Five Star reading all the way.

Author Mae Clair has the wonderful ability to combine the darkness and secrets of times past with the terrifying occurrences of the present, and she does it seamlessly. I’ve read and loved Books 1 and 2 of this series and this one is such an intensely satisfying conclusion. It can also be easily read as a stand-alone novel.
It’s such a pleasure to read a book from an author who so clearly loves what s
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Wayward Readers (Tarrah Marie)
Mae Clair offers a well written paranormal horror novel told between alternating time lines. The scene is perfectly set as Clair personifies a macabre old house as its very own character. The storyline is chock full of mystery, gore, and hauntings. The characters are well developed and the plot does pull the reader's interest, especially as the background details of the house and its "occupants" are brought to light. Unfortunately, the trope is a bit too familiar to the genre leaving the overall ...more
Joyce
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This book is an excellent addition to the series.

Madison Hewitt witnessed the stabbing death of her husband some time ago. She has now declared herself recovered and a bought an old house in an isolated spot in Pennsylvania.

But all is not well in her new house. There are noises – and that cistern in the basement!!

This story move back and forth between the present and the 1890's. Something very bad happened back then and the old house has held on to it.

Tension ratchets up as the story
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Harmony Kent
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley and Lyrical Underground for an ARC of this book.

I have read all of Mae Clair’s Hodes Hill books, and this one is by far my favourite. I loved the mix of the supernatural with typical ghosts spiced up with a deadly and terrifying ghoul. All in all, this is a great series that works well both to read as a run on and for each book to stand alone, although you get more by seeing the character progression throughout the series if you read them in order. Having read of Madison, the
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Harmony Kent
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and Lyrical Underground for an ARC of this book.

I have read all of Mae Clair's Hodes Hill books, and this one is by far my favourite. I loved the mix of the supernatural with typical ghosts spiced up with a deadly and terrifying ghoul. All in all, this is a great series that works well both to read as a run on and for each book to stand alone, although you get more by seeing the character progression throughout the series if you read them in order. Having read of Madison, the
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Jantine
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eventide is a great haunted house-book. The suspense is build up greatly at the start, which made me sit on the edge of my chair for quite some time. I really had difficulty to put it down, which I had to if I wanted to sleep at night.

Unfortunately things flattened for a bit around the middle, at least, for the part that took place in the past. The brilliant pace of events and creepyness did not keep up there. However, they did keep up in the parts of the present day, so it was very easy to read
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Debbie Peterson
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t as yet discovered author Mae Clair, Eventide, as well as the entire Hode’s Hill series, would be a great place to start! In this series we have past meeting present in the most chilling of ways. Eventide is no exception. In this enthralling tale, we follow Madison Hewett as she begins a new chapter in her life. A chapter that is essential to her well-being and peace of mind. But peace comes at a price as she purchases a very old house that is quite haunted by its former residents. ...more
Joan Hall
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Just when I think I have a favorite Mae Clair book, she ups the stakes.

I have read all of the Hode’s Hill series, and this was by far my favorite. As with the other books of the series, there is a dual timeline with interwoven twists between past and present.

Madison Hewitt is ready to move on with her life. She purchases an old home Hode’s Hill but soon discovers someone doesn’t want her there. Is it someone from the present or the past?

There is plenty of mystery, intrigue, and of cou
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Danielle
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author, for the chance to read an advanced copy.

This was a decent ghost story told in past and present timelines. I read many horror, supernatural and haunted house books. I found this book to be pretty typical of the average haunted house story. It was not what I would consider a memorable novel but it was entertaining. The writing was good but it was a little unbelievable (could have done without the ghoul and just stuck with the ghosts) and the my
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Leslie
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I went into this book a little worried, because I had seen it was part of a series. Let me tell you know that it stood alone great. There were a few parts were past book plots were referenced but not enough to mess you up in the story. It did make me curious about the previous 2.
Eventide was a very well done ghost story but I felt that some things were left unexplained. For fear of spoiling the book, I won't tell you what those concerns are because they do have do to with the end of the book.
I
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Jen Juenke
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-fiction
This was a solid ghost haunting horror book. I really liked it from the beginning to the end.
I thought that the author did a great job portraying all of the characters in the book and the reasons why they did the things they did.
I thought it was a great story and I loved the connection between the past, the present, and the ghoul!
I think anyone who loves horror will LOVE this book!
Writing was clear, concise, and had a great voice.

The only downfall was if Sylvia was REALLY insane.....was her h
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Doris Vandruff
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Madison has just bought an old house. She is wanting to put her life back together and forget the horrible memories of watching someone killed.
She is an empathetic, she can feeling the emotions of others.
Living in the manor has it's perks. It's large spacious and has a history to it. Soon she learns that that history can kill her and maybe she friends. The house is filled with manivelence. She will have to remove the darkness before she is free to enjoy her life.
Great story, good characters. Spo
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Annarella
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this was a good and solid horror/ghost story with the right creep factor and a solid plot.
I liked the entertaining and gripping plot that kept me on the edge, the well thought cast of characters and the world building.
Even if it's the last in a series i had no issues with the plot or the characters.
I look forward to reading other books by this author as I really liked her style of writing.
Recommended.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Colleen Chesebro
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The third book in Mae Claire’s Hode’s Hill dual timeline Series is called “Eventide.” Wowser! Like the two previous books, this third novel delivers a wallop of a suspenseful tale which wraps up the series in ways I never anticipated! I’m blown away by the writing, the plot, and the ending!

Madison (Maddy) from the second book, has now fully recovered from her ordeal following the violent murder of her husband. She’s ready to get out on her own, and she purchases a house on the outskirts of town.
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Kirsty Noah-whitlock
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review for 'Eventide' by Mae Clair

Read and reviewed via NetGalley

THE STORYLINE

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
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Julie Holmes
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eventide is the closing chapter of the Hode's Hill series, following the footsteps of the earlier books with dual timelines, folk legends, and local mysterious happenings. Madison Hewitt is getting her life back on track after witnessing a horror that left her locked inside her head. Now that she has recovered, she is taking control of her life, starting with buying an old house on the edge of town. After her traumatic past, cold spots and nasty odors aren't going to scare her away, even after s ...more
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A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae Clair is also a founding member and contributor to the award-winning writing blog, Story Empire. She has achieved bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with several of her novels chosen as book club selections.

Mae writes primarily in the mystery/suspense genre, flavoring her plots with elements of ur
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