Browse: Books | CLOSE TO HOME | Read an Excerpt

About CLOSE TO HOME

Kensington
August 2014, ISBN: 0758258593

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Order Print Options



About the Book


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson comes an atmospheric and riveting novel of suspense that uncovers the horrifying secrets buried within a ramshackle house…

Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren’t impressed by the rundown property on the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River. As soon as they pull up the isolated drive, Sarah too is beset by uneasy memories—of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious.

Ever since the original mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have been rumors that the place is haunted. As a girl, Sarah sensed a presence there, and soon Gracie claims to see a lady in white running up the stairs. Still, Sarah has little time to dwell on ghost stories, between overseeing construction and dealing with the return of a man from her past.

But there’s a new, more urgent menace in the small town. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters’ safety, Sarah feels her veneer cracking and the house’s walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her worst fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more…




Praise for CLOSE TO HOME

“[An] exciting novel of romantic suspense.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Best-selling Jackson definitely knows how to jangle readers’ nerves.”
—Booklist on CLOSE TO HOME

“Readers who enjoy chilling tales with an element of the supernatural will find this fast-paced novel difficult to put down! The mansion at the center of the story is as much of a character as the people living in it. Jackson blends a modern thriller and a romantic reunion with a haunted past that reaches into the lives of even the youngest characters.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Acclaimed author [Lisa Jackson] is back to captivate her fans. And as always, the fans are gifted with a real page-turner… Jackson has made sure to invent a story where everyone will go home to the ‘place’ they love and…think twice about going inside. Excellent read!”
—Suspense Magazine on CLOSE TO HOME