I swear this woman can't not write a book that I don't love. It doesn't matter the setting or genre, they are always amazing. This is the perfect romantic mystery novel that has you gripped in its pages from start to end.
This is a stray for the norm for Mia's writing but it absolutely was just as addicting. This book was slightly darker than I thought it was going to be and I absolutely loved. The book follows Scarlett as she renovated the broken down Lilith house. Throw the towns sheriff into the mix, and things start to get interesting. The prologue alone had you on the edge of your seat. I was quite literally reading full to the brim with anticipation.
You had a lot of storylines going in this as you hear and at the end when it all ties together you are left excited if you figured it out and in awe if you didn't. Mystery and twists, this book was fantastic. PLUS it had the romance storyline we all know and love from Mia.
Scarlett Lattimore arrives at Lilith House, an abandoned mansion built in 1876, that later housed a reform school for troubled girls, to start a new life with her seven-year-old daughter.
But between the nearby town with the strange, disconcerting feel, the deputy sheriff who is equal parts intriguing and suspicious, and the discovery that their new home holds a dark and violent past, Scarlett soon begins to question her rash decision.
She is shaken and afraid by the screams that echo in the walls and the drumbeat that arises from the surrounding woods where the ghost of an indigenous man is said to roam, seeking vengeance. Her fear is also personal, because Scarlett knew one of the girls who attended the school, a friend who escaped into those woods and was never seen again. They all thought she was a rebellious runaway who later encountered foul play, but perhaps the truth is far more sinister.
As Scarlett’s extraordinary daughter Haddie becomes consumed by the eerie figure who weaves and beckons through the forest fog, and a legacy of secrets reveal themselves, it becomes clear both Scarlett and Haddie are in grave danger. When the past intersects with the present, they will come face to face with the true evil of Lilith House. An evil that has lasted for more than a century.