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Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
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really liked it

(4.5 stars) I was so excited for this book, as I've loved all of Riley Sager's previous novels, and I was NOT disappointed. This book was creepy, fast-paced, and surprising, just as I expected. It reminded me of Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key, except I liked Home Before Dark even more. This novel is told through two different timelines/perspectives (which you know I can't help but love), but Sager put a twist on the format to keep the reader guessing. The chapters alternate between Maggie Holt's present-day narration of her journey to clean out the house her family had briefly inhabited and her late father's book about their time there, which Maggie insists is entirely fabricated. This juxtaposition between the fiction and the fact and the way they overlap make it quite unclear whether something supernatural is actually going on. It kept me in suspense and I finished this book so quickly!
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Reading Progress

October 21, 2019 – Shelved
October 21, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
July 17, 2020 – Started Reading
July 17, 2020 –
page 88
July 18, 2020 – Finished Reading

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