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Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager

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pagesinthesnow's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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booksandtea997's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.25

 I did guess where the story was going before I reached the halfway point (and later on figured it out), but, I really loved the chapters the father wrote (except for the last one - let's not talk about that one) and the atmosphere. 
Still, even though I suspected what is going on I still really liked how creepy the writing is - it gave me chills.
I liked this book a lot more than Lock Every Door.
But let's be honest it does not deserve more than three stars. Just like the one in Lock Every Door, the main heroine is absolutely annoying and I'm starting to believe that all Sager's main characters are like that (it's been two books after all xD). 
So basically it is a decent mystery/thriller/suspense novel perfect for a foggy autumnal day and a cup of tea, at least that's how I read it.


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