A review by ruruxxi
Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager
dark mysterious tense fast-paced
- Loveable characters? It's complicated
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Much like the Baneberry Hall where the novel is set in, Home Before Dark is built on a strong foundation, but once you look closely the cracks start showing. It begins and unfolds much like a horror novel: creeping and taking ahold of you after every chapter. However, as soon as it rushes to its endpoint, it collapses under its own weight; with one contrived twist after another, it ruins the atmosphere it set and stretches plausability until it snapped.
Moderate: Death and Mental illness