Review: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Home Before Dark: A Novel
By: Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton

Maggie Holt is a 30 year old interior designer who has started up a home renovation company with her friend. Twenty five years ago, Maggie’s parents bought Baneberry Hall, a creepy, old house with a storied past. The family lived there for 20 days before being driven out by the house’s hauntings. Inspired to tell his tale, Maggie’s father wrote a tell-all that instantly became a best selling sensation.

Now, 25 years later, Maggie is still haunted by the fame of a book that she believes is nothing but lies. When her father dies and she inherits Baneberry Hall, which she had assumed had long since left his possession, Maggie decides to move into the house as she renovates it to sell. Only the more time she spends in the creepy old house, the more she starts to believe her father’s story might be more fact than fiction after all. How long will she be able to make in the house this time around?

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager is an intriguing story told from Maggie’s point of view and interwoven with excerpts from her father’s book. It was such a compelling read, I didn’t want to put it down. It is filled with just enough creepiness to make you look twice at the shadows around you.

P.S. The cover glows in the dark.

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