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The Invited: A Novel


Jennifer McMahon

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In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house--a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse--objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously. As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.

AUTHOR INFO:

Image result for Jennifer McMahonJENNIFER McMAHON is the author of nine novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Promise Not to Tell and The Winter People. She graduated from Goddard College and studied poetry in the Master of Fine Arts Writing program at Vermont College. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.


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