#BookReview- Eventide by @MaeClair1 #Suspense


The darkness is coming . . .

The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, behind her. She isn’t bothered by a burial plot on the property, or the mysterious, sealed cistern in the basement. Not at first. Even the presence of cold spots and strange odors could be fabrications of her still troubled mind. But how to explain her slashed tires, or the ominous messages that grow ever more threatening?

Convinced the answer lies in the past, Madison delves into the history of the home’s original owners, only to discover the origin of a powerful evil. An entity that may be connected to a series of gruesome attacks that have left police baffled. No matter where she turns—past or present—terror lingers just a step away, spurred on by a twisted obsession that can only be satisfied through death…

Biography

A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae Clair is also a founding member and contributor to the award-winning writing blog, Story Empire. She has achieved bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with several of her novels chosen as book club selections.

Mae writes primarily in the mystery/suspense genre, flavoring her plots with elements of urban legend and folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail, and cats.

Discover more about Mae on her website and blog at MaeClair.com

Photo by Jack Gittoes on Pexels.com

My Review

Read with the lights on good!

When Madison Hewitt buys an old house on the banks of the Yarrow River, she’s looking for a fresh start. Instead, she inherits a century-old murder-mystery and a malevolent spirit who is determined to stop Madison and her friends from finding out the truth.

Meanwhile, a vicious killer is on a murdering rampage in Hode’s Hill and leave the police baffled. Witnesses swear the ‘thing’ isn’t human and the victims’ wounds support their theory, but what else could it be?

This story had me glued to my Kindle!

Mae Clair seamlessly blends past and present timelines, gothic creatures, ghosts and complex characters to create an unforgettable story.

There were a few edge-of-my-seat moments that left me looking for the nearest flashlight, lol (You’ll have to read the story to see why), and the twist at the end… wow! I didn’t see that one coming!

I give Eventide 5+ lovely kisses- This is going on my re-read shelf!

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70 Comments

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to reading this!
    I have two books to finish reading, then its all mine!

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      Oh, yay! That is wonderful to hear, Jaye! I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts. Jacquie’s review has me grinning ear to ear.

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        It is a great review!

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  2. This one sounds creepy good!

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      Glad to hear that, Jennifer. Should you give it a try, I hope you enjoy the story!

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    2. It was awesome, Jennifer!

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  3. Mae Clair says:

    Jacquie, thank you for that fabulous review! It has me over the moon excited! I’m am so thrilled you enjoyed the story, and that the ending twists came as a surprise. Yippeee!

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    1. I didn’t want to give too much away, but holy cow, you knocked it out of the park!

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        Wow! Thank you!!

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  4. Mae Clair says:

    P.S…..I love that photo! 🙂

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    1. It works, doesn’t it? 🙂

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  5. It’s a great story, and I’m glad to see it getting some love today.

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      Thanks, Craig. Much appreciated!

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    2. Talk about page-turning suspense! Loved this one, Craig 🙂

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  6. Annika Perry says:

    Jacquie, a terrific and gripping review of Mae’s ‘Eventide’ … I love how she has blended so many, what you would imagine conflicting, elements into this seamless story! I think I’d only read this by daylight … sounds scary otherwise!

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      LOL! It does have a few “moments”, Annika, 🙂
      I love weaving timelines and mysteries together, and in this one I had fun blending in a few spooky elements. 🙂
      Jacquie’s review has me positively delighted!

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    2. She took a tour on the darkside with this one, but not into the horror realm, if that helps 🙂

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  7. Judi Lynn says:

    I loved this book! Creepy enough to make me shiver but never too much. A perfect balance.

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    1. Agreed, Judi. There were a few heart-pounding moments, for sure!

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    2. Mae Clair says:

      Thanks, Judi. I was a little worried about finding that balance, so it’s great to know it worked!

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  8. Great addition to this series. And I love that door image (from Pexels).

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    1. It made me think of Madison’s basement- spooky! lol

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        Couldn’t be a better fit, LOL!

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    2. Mae Clair says:

      Thanks, Jacqui. I love that photo, too!

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  9. Terrific review, Jacquie. I now have it on my Kindle.

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    1. It’s an exciting conclusion to a wonderful series, John. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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    2. Mae Clair says:

      Oh, that’s wonderful, John! Thank you so much. When it surfaces on your TBR, I hope you enjoy the story. It can be read as a standalone, too!

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      1. I will get to it quickly.

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        1. Mae Clair says:

          Oooh, that’s wonderful! Thank you!

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  10. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Promise, if I read tat one I’ll leave the light on Jacquie ;-))))

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      Hee,hee. I never thought lights were needed, but then as the author, I always knew what was coming!

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    2. I’ve warned you, Sophie, lol

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  11. Marcia says:

    A great review for a super scary read! I loved every minute of it, and think the book was a wonderful way to end the Hode’s Hill series. Enjoyed every one of them, but #3? BEST IN SHOW! 😀 ❤

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    1. Mae Clair says:

      Aww, thanks for that, Marcia. I’m kind of partial to 3 as well, but maybe that’s because it’s the most recent in my writing history. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for saying so here!

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      1. Marcia says:

        My pleasure, Mae! I’m always happy to share my thoughts on books I really enjoyed, and this was definitely one! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! 🙂 ❤

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    2. Mae took the spooky suspense to a whole new level with this one 😊

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      1. Marcia says:

        I agree, Jackie! 🙂

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  12. Joan Hall says:

    Every time Mae writes a new book, I say it’s my favorite. This one is. Great review Jacquie!

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    1. Lol, I’m the same way, though she really freaked me out this time 😀

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  13. olganm says:

    It sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation, Jacquie!

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    1. Well-written and atmospheric, Olga- so good!

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  14. Having property in PA for many years, I can picture the spooky setting. Good luck, Mae, but it sounds like you wont need it. ☺

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    1. This is a great read, Mary!

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  15. Great review for a great book. Thanks for sharing, Jacqui. I thoroughly enjoyed the Hodes Hill Series but most especially Eventide. 🙂

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    1. I think it was my favorite too, Harmony. Though I say that after every book of Mae’s, lol

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  16. Teri Polen says:

    I’ve loved the books in this series and can’t wait to get started on this one. Great review, Jacquie!

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    1. It’s right up your alley, Teri 🙂

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  17. Ha! What a fun review. I’m ready to be spooked! I’m finishing up a current read tonight and will start this one tomorrow. Can’t wait. Thanks for the review, Jacquie. 🙂

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    1. Mae will be thrilled to see this, Diana!

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  18. This is such a great review of Mae’s book, Jacquie. I have it waiting ….

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    1. You’re going to love it!

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  19. Awesome! Big cheers to Mae on another fantastic series! 🙂

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    1. She’s so talented!

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  20. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    I’ve already got my copy Mae Clair’s Eventide and looking forward to reading it soon.

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    1. Thanks for the reblog!

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  21. Great review! 🙂 Mae Clair’s story telling is superb!

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    1. Thanks, Bette. I love her settings- they’re characters in their own right 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the mention, Sue!

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  22. A stellar review, Jacquie. Kudos to Mae on another amazing story.

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    1. Her books are addicting 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing my review of Mae’s awesome book!

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Our pleasure, Jacquie…

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  23. Terrific review Jacquie… congratulations Mae…xx

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    1. This book is so good!

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