In 1924 a terrible injustice happened. Hattie Breckenridge was brutally hanged for being a ‘witch’ which she wasn’t. She had premonitions and could tell when things were going to happen. She told people but she was powerless to stop anything. When her daughter sets a schoolhouse on fire killing students that is the final straw for the town people. She’s able to save her daughter but pays the price with her life. She has also buried her families wealth somewhere on her land but it’s never been found.
It’s not 2015 and Helen and Nate live in a condo and both teach. But Helen wants something different. When her father dies she inherits money and they decide to look for an old fashioned house and land. They don’t find anything until they see the land that Hattie once lived on. They get it for a steal of a price and decide to build a house. They’re aware of the ghost legend but not else in regards to Hattie. When they start building strange things happen. And Helen hears Hattie’s voice and also sees her. This leads her to find out as much about her as possible.
Meanwhile fourteen year old Olive has been searching for the treasure. Her mother has just left her and her father. Soon she and Helen’s worlds collide with ghosts, betrayals and shocking reveals that could cost them their lives.
A good old-fashioned ghost story with a great setting, an interesting story and twists and turns you don’t see coming, leading to a shocking finale. A story you won’t want to put down.
You can pick up The Invited in stores on Tuesday, April 30th from Doubleday.
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