About the Book
Book: The Inn on Hanging Hill
Author: Christy Barritt
Genre: Romantic Mystery
Release date: October, 2021
Each house has a history. Each person has a secret. Each turn of events leads to danger.
Lindsey Waters never wanted to return to the seaside inn where she grew up. Too many traumatic memories haunt the place, both from her childhood and from days gone by. But with guilt relentlessly chasing her after a tragic choice, she’s desperate for a fresh start.
Mysterious incidents begin plaguing the inn—dangerous incidents—that make it clear someone wants to scare Lindsey away. But why? Does it have anything to do with the two weeks missing from her memory when she was abducted at age twelve?
Childhood friend Benjamin Newsom seems like an answer to prayer when he shows up to work as a handyman. But something is different about him, something Lindsey can’t put her finger on. She’s certain Benjamin harbors secrets.
As peril continues to close in, Lindsey must decide if she wants to face her past or run. She doesn’t know whom she can trust, and whatever choices she makes will determine if she lives or if she becomes part of the inn’s tragic legacy.
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About the Author
USA Today has called Christy Barritt‘s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
A USA Today and Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than three million copies, one has been made into a TV movie, and another is being developed for a TV series.
Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.
For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.
More from Christy
I’ve always loved old houses—ones you can look at and see that they were once full of life and love. But, through the years something happened, and these places now stand in neglect. Based off that idea, I developed the Beach House Mystery Series. Each book is a standalone—the series is connected only by theme—and features a different beach house on a different beach.
The Inn on Hanging Hill was inspired by my time on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The area was once thriving and one of the wealthiest in the country. But the railroad changed, and that left the area isolated and without enough work to support the population. It also left it with tons of history—and stories that go along with that history.
I hope you enjoy Lindsey’s story!
For those who are fans of mystery and intrigue I encourage you to grab a copy of this book. I love that it is filled with just enough suspense to keep readers guessing. I certainly didn’t figure out who was behind everything. In fact I was shocked at the ending. The author has cleverly written a story that spans over fifteen years where secrets, revenge and power can be deadly.
Lindsey coming back to the inn was suppose to be a time of healing and restoration. Instead it turns into a nightmare as accidents happen around her, and strange notes appear out of nowhere. If you have experienced a traumatic event you can understand what Lindsey is going through. Her abduction has never been solved and she has just little flashbacks at times of those two weeks she was held captive. Will she ever get the answers she is seeking to overcome her past?
I did figure out the secret Benjamin was keeping with subtle hints from the author. It didn’t take anything away from the story for me at all. I kept wondering how long he could continue to deceive Lindsey and knew when she found out her trust would be gone. There is a definite theme of a small town filled with secrets and people who are manipulated by an evil person. The author delivers an intense look at the cost of hiding the truth and the price of keeping secrets.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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