Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.

Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Adult-minor relationship discussed
  • Physical child abuse recounted
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Nightmares & night terrors
  • Murder-suicide mentioned
  • Suicide by asphyxia mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Prescription pill use
  • Cancer mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction, including dead bodies
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a husband
  • Death of a sister
  • Death of a child
  • Murder mentioned
  • Home invasion
  • Strangulation
  • Disappearance of a child recounted
  • Bullying recounted
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