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The Invited – a book review in 200 words

The Invited

by

Jennifer McMahon

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Jennifer McMahon has done it again. Every single time, she delivers a completely new experience and a fantastically creepy story line. The Invited, her newest, is no exception.

Helen and Nate decide to escape the city, but they cannot find a house that meets all their requirements. That all changes when they spot a huge piece of rural, Vermont property that is, of course, suspiciously cheap.

And it includes swamp land.

And it once belonged to Hattie, who was hanged as a witch… in the 1920s. (If I’m remembering correctly. In any case, it was definitely a very late date for a witch hanging).

And they decide to build a house to suit.

And the happy couple find themselves building a house made for a haunting.

There is also a girl mourning the loss of her mother who left rather abruptly, a treasure hunt, some suspicious spiritualists, an albino deer hunt, more than one ghostly figure and a whole lot of heart.

If you have not read McMahon before, you really should. This is my fourth or fifth, and not one has disappointed. I’m so glad that my anticipation surrounding this book was duly rewarded. What a GREAT scary story!

What’s your favorite McMahon book? Let me know in the comments so we can discuss!

(A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.)

Review: 90/100

Buy it at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | IndieBound

love, from the author

Interactions with my favorite authors? Yes, please!

So smart that authors watch their social media and take the time to respond. I work in a bookstore and find that I often recommend books by authors who interact with readers. Just another level to consider when writing your own book!

Natasha pulley tweet
Natasha Pulley payed attention to a couple of my tweets regarding her book, The Bedlam Stacks. Read it if you get a chance. It comes out in August 2017.

 

Touchstone Books Tweet
Even publishers are getting in the game! Touchstone Books liked my tweet about The History of Bees coming to bookstores in August 2017.

 

One of my favorite authors, Jennifer McMahon, commented on my Instagram.

 

My tweet about her book, Alice, was liked by the author, Christina Henry.

This is the full Instagram post for the tweet above.

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