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Home Before Dark was a brilliant read. At the moment, I’m really enjoying reading ghost stories. I’ve always enjoyed watching stuff about the paranormal, so I thought I might as well start reading about them too!
I’m the type of person who gets scared quite easily, and I found Home Before Dark to have the perfect balance of scaring me, but not keeping me up at night not being able to sleep. I enjoyed every second of this Home Before Dark. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it and thinking of all the possible things that could happen next. This book stays with you as you read it and sucks you into its world.
Home Before Dark follows Maggie, who inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death. The house was haunted, so much so that her father wrote a book about their experience there. But the only problem is, Maggie doesn’t remember any of her time there.
Throughout the book, Maggie questions whether the events of the book were actually real. She has always believed that it was all made up, but as she spends more time at Baneberry Hall, things start happening and facts start adding up to make her believe that the book may be true…
Home Before Dark is actually told from different points of view, Maggies of course, but also her father’s by taking chapters of his published book, which was a really nice touch. It can sometimes be the case you prefer one person’s perspective over the other, but I enjoyed both equally. They compliment each other really well and the pacing of both sections were great. I honestly didn’t want to put this book down!
I’m usually pretty good at guessing plot twists and endings, but there were multiple twists and turns in Home Before Dark and I guessed absolutely none of them. I spent the final third of the book saying “wait, oh my god, what?!” (in a good way) as the story began to wrap up.
I hugely enjoyed Home Before Dark, and will definitely be reading more of Riley Sager’s work as I dive deeper into thrillers.
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