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A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house--they build one....In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house--a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse--objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously. As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"Really enjoyed this book!"
"I really liked this book!! An easy read while also very enjoyable and just the right amount of spooky. I finished it a few days ago and I’m still thinking about it! "
"I loved this! Kept me on my toes and very well written!"
"⁵<strong>Great</strong><br/><br/>This book was great. It was about a couple that wanted to they away from it all. So they bought land where they would build they're dream home. But Helen started buying haunted stuff to add to they're home and so unraveled the story about the witch of the bog and her family. It was good and i did not expect what happened. I liked the characters of Helen and nate. Im glad i read this."
"Really sucked me in. Was very easy to see the imagery that the author describes in my mind. Really big twist at the end! Best one I’ve read in a while. "