A multi-generational ghost story?? Yes, please!
The chills started early in this wickedly clever ghost story. The woods of Vermont are where Helen and Nate have decided to build their dream home. Leaving behind their teaching positions in Connecticut and taking a giant leap of faith in their own abilities and knowledge. Helen’s father was in building and she is no stranger to building sites. There is even an abandoned trailer on the property next to a bog where they can live while they build a home.
But not everyone wants them there. The last woman who built her home here was hung as a witch and her daughter never found. As a history teacher, Helen is intrigued and soon obsessed with Hattie Breckenridge and her story. And when she begins scouting supplies for their home, she finds a beam made from the tree they hung Hattie from and brings it home. Along with Hattie. And she needs help. But will helping her endanger Helen and Nate?
Is Hattie’s family cursed to all die violent deaths? Maybe a twelve-year-old girl holds the key to this mystery or maybe she will be the next to die.
This author never disappoints me. I was prepared to be scared out of my mind by the cover. And I was not disappointed. I also will not be taking walks in the woods anytime soon!
Netgalley/April 30th 2019 by Doubleday