The Invited

The Invited

Jennifer McMahon / Aug 26, 2019

The Invited A chilling ghost story with a twist the New York Times best selling author of THE WINTER PEOPLE returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don t simply move into a ha

  • Title: The Invited
  • Author: Jennifer McMahon
  • ISBN: 0385541384
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A chilling ghost story with a twist the New York Times best selling author of THE WINTER PEOPLE, returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don t simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it s too lateIn a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia an A chilling ghost story with a twist the New York Times best selling author of THE WINTER PEOPLE, returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don t simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it s too lateIn a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia and teaching jobs 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 charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago As Helen starts carefully sourcing decorative building materials for her home wooden beams, mantles, historic bricks she starts to unearth, and literally conjure, the tragic lives of Hattie s descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died amidst suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something precious and elusive in the present day Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication April 30th 2019 by Doubleday More Details ISBN 0385541384 ISBN13 9780385541381 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Invited by Jennifer McMahon Author Release date Apr 30, 2019 Get one of the most requested galleys of the year From Jennifer McMahon, author of The Winter People, comes a chilling ghost story with a novel spin Get one of the most requested galleys of the year From Jennifer McMahon, author of The Winter People, comes a chilling ghost story with a novel spin A young couple looking for a fresh start in Vermont doesn t just move into a haunted house they build one This blend of ghost story and modern mystery is flawlessly compelling and evocative A masterful twist on the haunted house story Booklist Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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a book since reading Simone St James The Broken Girls which had a similar gothic, haunting vibe And I so appreciated the nod to history geeks such as myself here I have long been a fan of this autho I absolutely loved this multi layered, multi generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off I haven t been this spooked by a book since reading Simone St James The Broken Girls which had a similar gothic, haunting vibe And I so appreciated the nod to history geeks such as myself here I have long been a fan of this author and I think this is one of her strongest books yet Recommend Thank you to Doubleday Books for my advance copy flag 58 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Lisa terrific review Melissa Jan 26, 2019 04 08PM Debra I m so excited to read your review I have this coming up I love a good ghost story So happy to see all the stars Glad you loved it Great review M I m so excited to read your review I have this coming up I love a good ghost story So happy to see all the stars Glad you loved it Great review Melissa Jan 31, 2019 08 44AM Jan 22, 2019 Theresa Alan rated it it was amazing This is a well done work of paranormal fiction I m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher After Helen receives a large inheritance, they give up their teaching jobs and buy property in the woods of Vermont, even though the realtor tells them the land is alleged to be haunted.At first, neither of them believes it, but when weird things begin This is a well done work of paranormal fiction I m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher After Helen receives a large inheritance, they give up their teaching jobs and buy property in the woods of Vermont, even though the realtor tells them the land is alleged to be haunted.At first, neither of them believes it, but when weird things begin happening to the house they are building and things start to go missing from the trailer they re living in while working on their home, Helen investigates further The grim family tree she unravels makes for a fun and suspenseful read, made suspenseful because one of the inhabitants of the land they re on now was murdered by hanging in the early 1900s because she was a witch has purportedly hidden treasure somewhere near the bog Thanks so much to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES APRIL 30, 2019.For reviews, please visit flag 48 likesLike see review Mahmoud Saied It s a good way to read a horror Movie book Jan 31, 2019 11 22AM Theresa Alan Yes 2 hours, 12 min ago Jan 15, 2019 megs_bookrack marked it as to read Shelves 2019 releases, arcs to read, horror gothic to read My reaction upon hearing news of my approval for this ARC is best summed up as follows Haunted House stories give me life Jazzed to get into this one flag 33 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 31, 2018 Tammie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves horror dark The Invited was a solid 4 stars The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is said to be haunted The Invited is a well written, slower paced book that details a horrible family legacy and how it affects those in present day The characters and story are both well developed and I d highly reco The Invited was a solid 4 stars The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is said to be haunted The Invited is a well written, slower paced book that details a horrible family legacy and how it affects those in present day The characters and story are both well developed and I d highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy horror thriller books Thank you NetGalley for providing me a copy for review flag 26 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 16, 2019 Dennis rated it liked it Shelves 2019 pub, 2019 read, arc publisher, fantasy, gothic, light mystery, slow burn The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I m intrigued to learn about her after finishing this title Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home It ll be a beautiful estate, on over forty acres of land, and they ll begin a farm of their own A simpler life, and they ll be happy together. However, the couple s happiness is deterred once they find out that the land was previo The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I m intrigued to learn about her after finishing this title Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home It ll be a beautiful estate, on over forty acres of land, and they ll begin a farm of their own A simpler life, and they ll be happy together. However, the couple s happiness is deterred once they find out that the land was previously owned by Hattie Breckenridge Hattie was murdered after accusations of her practicing witchcraft grew within the town, and her daughter Jane mysteriously disappeared Apparently, Hattie had treasure hidden on the property before she was killed, and neighbors have been searching for this treasure for years One scavenger, Olive, is neighbors to Helen and Nate, and her presence is causing a nuisance for them Helen starts noticing odd occurrences on the property, but why are they happening Will their purchase of this property haunt them forever I went into reading The Invited thinking that it is a horror story Folks, it is not It s a gothic ghost story, infused with a light mystery Please don t go into this thinking that you ll be hiding under your blanket, because you ll be disappointed The writing in The Invited is spectacular like honestly captivating at times You ll begin to feel like you re part of the story while you re reading aw, Olive I feel for you boo Helen, don t listen to know it all Nate any which is why I am so invested in reading from this author It s very rare that I end up clinging onto the characters so tightly in a mystery setting The plotline in The Invited is interesting, but very reminiscent of Wendy Webb s Daughters of the Lake, so if you enjoyed that ghost story, I definitely think you ll enjoy The Invited While both novels didn t grip me immensely, Jennifer McMahon s ghost story definitely is a stronger, better written tale, with characters that stick flag 23 likesLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Reading.Between.Wines rated it really liked it Shelves adult fiction, favorite authors, female authors, from the publisher, murder mystery thriller, physical arc, buddy reads, atmospheric, cover love, creepy undertones 5Review to come 5Review to come flag 16 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Heather Natureoksdffee rated it really liked it Thank you to the publisher for this copy to review If you want a creepy ghost story, this is the perfect book for you guys The story is about a couple building a new home on haunted land Hattie Breckenridge and her descendants had a tragic family history I wanted to know so much about the family that once lived on the land I found this book interesting because I needed to know what was going on It took a while for the story to pick up pace, but once the story gets going it packs a gre Thank you to the publisher for this copy to review If you want a creepy ghost story, this is the perfect book for you guys The story is about a couple building a new home on haunted land Hattie Breckenridge and her descendants had a tragic family history I wanted to know so much about the family that once lived on the land I found this book interesting because I needed to know what was going on It took a while for the story to pick up pace, but once the story gets going it packs a great mystery I love books with the paranormal aspect I loved her book The Winter People and this one was also very good I will most definitely pick up any book by Jennifer McMahon, she is such a great story teller flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Rachel TheShadesofOrange rated it liked it Shelves review copy, mystery thriller 3.0 StarsAfter previously reading and loving The Winter People, I was eager to read a similar suspense story by the same author The Invited was well written with decent characterizations Unfortunately, the plot itself did not live up to my expectations.I usually love stories that incorporate multiple genres, yet it just did not work in the case of this novel Blending together suspense, mystery and horror, this narrative failed to push any of these elements far enough to feel satisfying to the 3.0 StarsAfter previously reading and loving The Winter People, I was eager to read a similar suspense story by the same author The Invited was well written with decent characterizations Unfortunately, the plot itself did not live up to my expectations.I usually love stories that incorporate multiple genres, yet it just did not work in the case of this novel Blending together suspense, mystery and horror, this narrative failed to push any of these elements far enough to feel satisfying to the reader In fact, the story failed to elicit any unsettling moments While there were threads of a mystery in the plot, the narrative always gave away too much information to soon, which completely killed the suspense.The chapters set in the past were easily my favourite to read I was fascinated by the legacy of the woman with potential supernatural abilities Sadly, there were only a few of these sections I wish they had made up a larger portion of the story.I thought the premise of this novel was great, but it ultimately left me disappointed and wanting Instead, I would personally recommend reading The Winter People, which had a similar premise, but a much satisfying execution I received an digital review copy from the publisher flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 07, 2019 Stephanie Strazzybooks rated it liked it 3.5 5 This was an interesting ghost story, in a small town with a haunted history This gave me gothic vibes, a la Susan Hill, but set in America Vermont A mysterious bog, witches, hidden treasures, family trees The Invited was different and intriguing I liked the characters and the alternating POVs The middle was a bit slow and the ending was predictable, but I enjoyed the read overall I ll always check out a Jennifer McMahon story, given the chance This one is perfect for October or 3.5 5 This was an interesting ghost story, in a small town with a haunted history This gave me gothic vibes, a la Susan Hill, but set in America Vermont A mysterious bog, witches, hidden treasures, family trees The Invited was different and intriguing I liked the characters and the alternating POVs The middle was a bit slow and the ending was predictable, but I enjoyed the read overall I ll always check out a Jennifer McMahon story, given the chance This one is perfect for October or a cold winter night flag 8 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 29, 2019 Tucker TuckerTheReader marked it as not released tbr Shelves owned physical, arc physical This was one of the five ARCs I received today I can t wait to read it flag 6 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jody So you get all your Galleys from the Publishers You write to the Publisher of the book you want to read Are these questions correct Jan 31, 2019 08 11PM Jody How do you get them when they say they do not mail out books to individual consumers Jan 31, 2019 08 15PM Dec 27, 2018 OutlawPoet rated it really liked it This is a slower, but ultimately satisfying read.In The Invited, McMahon brings us a tale of ghosts, witchcraft, and a terrible family legacy.Told in multiple points of view, we follow the women of one family through lives of heartbreak and ostracism Their stories hurt.I did love most of our characters, though our main character s husband frustrated me immensely Some readers may find the novel s pace a bit frustrating and ghosts or not, the story is never, ever frightening But the story is This is a slower, but ultimately satisfying read.In The Invited, McMahon brings us a tale of ghosts, witchcraft, and a terrible family legacy.Told in multiple points of view, we follow the women of one family through lives of heartbreak and ostracism Their stories hurt.I did love most of our characters, though our main character s husband frustrated me immensely Some readers may find the novel s pace a bit frustrating and ghosts or not, the story is never, ever frightening But the story is a good one and well worth the read ARC Provided via Net Galley flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps rated it really liked it Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE INVITED by Jennifer McMahon in exchange for my honest review 3.5 STARSHelen and Nate are building their dream house in the woods of Vermont, woods said to be haunted by generations of murdered women Nearby young teen Olive desperately searches for her missing mother Their stories intersect with ghosts, or hoaxes of ghosts, in ways nobody could imagine.Jennifer McMahon always creates interesting, complex plots that leave no Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE INVITED by Jennifer McMahon in exchange for my honest review 3.5 STARSHelen and Nate are building their dream house in the woods of Vermont, woods said to be haunted by generations of murdered women Nearby young teen Olive desperately searches for her missing mother Their stories intersect with ghosts, or hoaxes of ghosts, in ways nobody could imagine.Jennifer McMahon always creates interesting, complex plots that leave no detail unimagined or out of place THE INVITED takes a while to get going and for me to feel invested in Helen s and Olive s stories About half way through my theories came and went quickly and I wasn t certain whom I could trust.The story of Hattie Breckinridge and her unfortunate descendants could have been their own book I wanted to know about the mothers, daughters and their tragedies, which interested me than the present plot I d love to see a sequel from the points of view of Hattie and her family Anything McMahon writes is worth a recommendation Readers of mysteries and thrillers who enjoy slow burns will particularly enjoy THE INVITED flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Brittany brittreads rated it really liked it Thank you to Netgalley for approving my request to read and review this book it comes out in April of this year.This is a novel about a woman and her husband who move to Vermont, and not only do they have a haunted house, but they re building one from scratch They abandon their jobs and home in Connecticut to live sort of off the grid and that s pretty much all I want to tell you you of course can go read the rest of the synopsis somewhere if you wishJennifer McMahon really knows h Thank you to Netgalley for approving my request to read and review this book it comes out in April of this year.This is a novel about a woman and her husband who move to Vermont, and not only do they have a haunted house, but they re building one from scratch They abandon their jobs and home in Connecticut to live sort of off the grid and that s pretty much all I want to tell you you of course can go read the rest of the synopsis somewhere if you wishJennifer McMahon really knows how to write characters, and settings It was beautiful, and the characters I found myself loving each and every one of them I especially loved our main characters, Helen, Nate, and Olive At some point I wanted to smack each and every one of them, but I still loved them to bitsI think this is a very unique story, it s a very slow burn Like very slow, but the slow burn seems very necessary, for the ending with the twist I only half expectedSome parts did feel like it dragged and I found myself feeling a little bored, and it wasn t as scary as I thought it was going to be, which was a little disappointing, but overall I still really enjoyed the book I definitely recommend it flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Brittany brittreads rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you to Netgalley for approving my request to read and review this book it comes out in April of this year.This is a novel about a woman and her husband who move to Vermont, and not only do they have a haunted house, but they re building one from scratch They abandon their jobs and home in Connecticut to live sort of off the grid and that s pretty much all I want to tell you you of course can go read the rest of the synopsis somewhere if you wishJennifer McMahon really knows ho Thank you to Netgalley for approving my request to read and review this book it comes out in April of this year.This is a novel about a woman and her husband who move to Vermont, and not only do they have a haunted house, but they re building one from scratch They abandon their jobs and home in Connecticut to live sort of off the grid and that s pretty much all I want to tell you you of course can go read the rest of the synopsis somewhere if you wishJennifer McMahon really knows how to write characters, and settings It was beautiful, and the characters I found myself loving each and every one of them I especially loved our main characters, Helen, Nate, and Olive At some point I wanted to smack each and every one of them, but I still loved them to bitsI think this is a very unique story, it s a very slow burn Like very slow, but the slow burn seems very necessary, for the ending with the twist I only half expectedSome parts did feel like it dragged and I found myself feeling a little bored, and it wasn t as scary as I thought it was going to be, which was a little disappointing, but overall I still really enjoyed the book flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Melissa In The City x1f942 rated it really liked it Shelves arc, netgalley A really enjoyed this book It s a super intense paranormal story, written absolutely beautifully The story has many twists and turns and a pretty wow BAM of an ending Definitely not a cheesy ghost story I give it 4 stars Thank you Netgalley, the publisher and the author for my free arc in exchange for my honest review Posting to and as well flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Betty rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 arcs Helen and Nate abandoned their city lives for rural Vermont, where they will build their dream home on their new property, amidst the woods and the nearby bog Helen, formerly a history teacher, is intrigued when learns about Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there nearly a century ago Hattie s tragic story becomes merged with the house when Helen used materials related to Hattie such as a wooden beam made from the oak tree where she was hanged to decorate the interior of the ho Helen and Nate abandoned their city lives for rural Vermont, where they will build their dream home on their new property, amidst the woods and the nearby bog Helen, formerly a history teacher, is intrigued when learns about Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there nearly a century ago Hattie s tragic story becomes merged with the house when Helen used materials related to Hattie such as a wooden beam made from the oak tree where she was hanged to decorate the interior of the house she s building, unwittingly inviting Hattie in Hattie wants something from Helen, and she can t rest until she gets it.The Invited draws you in right from the start, with a prologue from 1924, told in Hattie s perspective, relating the events that lead up to her death At the end of it, two mysteries remain the location of the Breckenridge treasure if it even exists and what happened to Hattie s daughter after her mother s death.Decades later, the subject of Hattie and her treasure has dominated the imagination and gossip of local residents They say Hattie s ghost roams the bog, luring unsuspecting victims into its depths, never to be seen again, and people are warned to stay away from the area when darkness nears.Newcomers Helen and Nate are unaware of the legend when they move to the area, learning about it only after experiencing several unexplained events that leave them feeling uneasy Meanwhile, their teenaged neighbor Olive relentlessly searches the bog for the elusive treasure, hoping that finding it will result in her missing mother returning home.The story is told in the alternating perspectives of Helen and Olive It was intriguing to follow Helen in her mission to discover everything there is to know about Hattie and her descendants, and interesting to see her relationship with Nate alter somewhat as they go through the stress of building their home Olive s treasure hunt, as well as her search for her mother, and her relationship with her father and aunt, were equally enjoyable to read about, and I felt a great deal of sympathy for her every time she faced obstacles in finding out what really happened the night her mother left It was Hattie whom I was most interested in, however, because she was the most fascinating character of all.Overall, this was a great read Layers of mysteries, lots of unexpected twists, and a cast of characters that will long linger in my memory If you enjoy reading books were dark histories of the past affect the lives of those in the present, then this is definitely a book for you.This is the first novel of McMahon s I ve read, and I m not sure how her work managed to escape my notice until now, but I ll absolutely be reading of her books in the future I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Doubleday via Netgalley flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Janell rated it it was amazing I ve always been interested in the paranormal It might have started when I was old enough to realize that I had a grandfather even though he died before I was born There is a painting of him in my parents house and when I was little, I would dream of him leaving the painting to play with me He was someone I never met, and yet I felt such a strong connection to him.My mom and I would watch television shows about ghost hunting and psychics I grew up hearing a lot of secondhand ghost stories I ve always been interested in the paranormal It might have started when I was old enough to realize that I had a grandfather even though he died before I was born There is a painting of him in my parents house and when I was little, I would dream of him leaving the painting to play with me He was someone I never met, and yet I felt such a strong connection to him.My mom and I would watch television shows about ghost hunting and psychics I grew up hearing a lot of secondhand ghost stories that members of my family had experienced Basically, the paranormal has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.Recently, I ve been interested in witchcraft Specifically, I ve been researching the history of witchcraft shout out to all the history databases I have access to at work and how the idea of it has been used to basically criminalize women for centuries Therefore, I was so excited when I was approved to read and review The Invited by Jennifer McMahon, which is expected to release on April 30 of this year.The Invited is told from different perspectives, all women, which was an element I really enjoyed The good and the bad of each character was somewhat relatable and I found myself really caring for each of them, which is something I actually haven t felt in a while The story follows Helen and her husband Nate as they move to a plot of land in a small town where a witch was supposedly hanged in the 1920s, but not before she hid a mysterious treasure Helen and Nate intend to build their dream home on the land and as Helen begins to add interesting pieces from various spots around town to the house, she encounters some visitors.The other side of the story mainly comes from Olive, a fourteen year old who has lived in the town her whole life She is afraid when Helen and Nate move to the witch s property, and she isn t sure what these new inhabitants might stir up Additionally, she has been looking for the witch s treasure for years, and Helen and Nate living on the land where she has been looking is only going to make the situation difficult.This was such an entertaining book, and I d recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy read with themes of witchcraft and paranormal activitytps bravenewlibrarian 2019 01 flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Vivian Stevenson rated it liked it review of another edition Thank you Doubleday Books Netgalley for allowing me to read this It was my first Jennifer McMahon novel, and I was not disappointed My actual rating is a 3.5 This novel is about a couple who pick up their lives and move to a piece of land where they want to build their own home It turns out that their little bit of heaven has a chilling past Helen, a former history teacher, is naturally drawn to figuring out what exactly happened The legend has it that Hattie Breckenridge lived and died on Thank you Doubleday Books Netgalley for allowing me to read this It was my first Jennifer McMahon novel, and I was not disappointed My actual rating is a 3.5 This novel is about a couple who pick up their lives and move to a piece of land where they want to build their own home It turns out that their little bit of heaven has a chilling past Helen, a former history teacher, is naturally drawn to figuring out what exactly happened The legend has it that Hattie Breckenridge lived and died on that property a century before As she collects pieces for her future dream home, she also conjures up the answers to what happened to the three generations of Breckenridge women.That synopsis drew me in as soon as I read it I love a GOOD ghost story This didn t disappoint as far as the story goes The writing style, on the other hand, was not my favorite It was very repetitive, and choppy at times I enjoyed the journey that Helen went through in this novel She annoyed me a little at first, but then she grew on me I would have wanted to know about the past of the place I was building my dream house on In case you didn t know, the story has a witchy vibe to it She unravels all of this in depth information that I found very interesting There is a lot of murder, and burning of buildings I didn t want to read anything about the present day, but it did eventually catch up to the current times In the present is a young girl named Olive, who would like to find out where her mother is She left and never came back This story is just one big vicious circle It was a very average book, but I didn t hate it I would definitely read other books from McMahon I m interested to find out what her older books are like If you re thinking about reading this I recommend that you at least give it a try flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Jackie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mystery, netgalley Note I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.Helen and Nate leave their jobs and the life they ve built in Connecticut for a simple life in rural Vermont As they build their house, the secrets of the town they ve moved to swirl around them, reeling them in Helen and Nate begin seeing strange things, and as Helen is drawn to the history of the land she and Nate now live on, it becomes clear that something is speaking through the years to Helen, and tha Note I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.Helen and Nate leave their jobs and the life they ve built in Connecticut for a simple life in rural Vermont As they build their house, the secrets of the town they ve moved to swirl around them, reeling them in Helen and Nate begin seeing strange things, and as Helen is drawn to the history of the land she and Nate now live on, it becomes clear that something is speaking through the years to Helen, and that danger is close at hand Rumors of treasure and a missing woman tie them to Olive, a young girl who lives nearby and is searching for her own truth, one that will change things for herself and Helen forever.I ve read several books of Jennifer McMahon s The Night Sister, Burntown, The Winter People and liked them all, but The Invited really impressed me McMahon writes of a haunted house, but not one that was made haunted by negative events, rather a house that was made haunted by choice, a fascinating take on a popular theme The characters were well crafted, flawed but compelling, making it easy as a reader to enjoy the book and get drawn in ourselves, tied to the characters before we realize it The switching POV from Helen to Olive and other women tied to the land Helen lives on and that Olive searches gave scope and heart to the story, as well as ramping up the suspense as these women s lives become tied closer and closer together, leading to the climax of the story.While the book started off slow to me, I quickly became engaged and could barely put the book down, needing to know what happened to Helen and Olive, what happened to the missing woman, what happened to all of the women who had been hurt and lost in the story There was so much happening, from Helen and Nate s relationship to Olive s relationship with her father, the secrets that a small town can hold, how fear and anger can ruin not just one s own life but also the lives of others, and that the past is never truly so far behind us as it affects the present quite deeply I know I m going to be thinking about this one for some time yet.The Invited is set to be released on April 30, 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it review of another edition I d like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review I was very excited to receive this as I had just finished 3 of Jennifer s books this month alone and loved them, especially The Winter People, with that being said, I loved this too I couldn t put it down and finished it in one sitting I enjoyed both the characters Helen and Olive and their stories and how they intertwined and how the story of Hattie and the past blew right into the future Can I d like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review I was very excited to receive this as I had just finished 3 of Jennifer s books this month alone and loved them, especially The Winter People, with that being said, I loved this too I couldn t put it down and finished it in one sitting I enjoyed both the characters Helen and Olive and their stories and how they intertwined and how the story of Hattie and the past blew right into the future Can t wait to see what she comes up with next flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Susan rated it really liked it I enjoyed this novel about a couple who s building their dream house on haunted property It s a shivery ghost story that s compelling and creepy I saw the big twists coming, so that was a little disappointing, but the tale was still enjoyable overall McMahon s a good writer whose books I always enjoy This one wasn t my favorite, although it was still a diverting page turner I d give it a B flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Jessica T rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, oh the horror It is always a pleasure to read Jennifer McMahen She combines the best parts of a mystery novel with the supernatural that creates a truly satisfying read The Invited is a ghost story, a haunted house story Basically Helen and Nate decide to build a home in Vermont Things start getting weird and the towns horrific past comes to light but there s so much The novel unfurls slowly but it is rich in mood and atmosphere I couldn t put it down flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Maranda addlebrained_reader rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 reads, fiction, gothic, suspense, haunted Review to come flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Sheri rated it it was amazing Started and finished in the same day it was that good A wonderful take on a classic ghost story The author did a wonderful job with character development and storyline I was hooked from the beginning I loved the theme and the relationships of the various characters The past and present flowed well and were not difficult to follow I definitely recommend this book.I would like to thank the author publisher Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest re Started and finished in the same day it was that good A wonderful take on a classic ghost story The author did a wonderful job with character development and storyline I was hooked from the beginning I loved the theme and the relationships of the various characters The past and present flowed well and were not difficult to follow I definitely recommend this book.I would like to thank the author publisher Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Cindy Price rated it it was amazing Helen and Nate have decided to quit their pedestrian day jobs as teachers in the city and move out to the wilds of Vermont where they plant to build their dream house Trouble begins when their personal belongings begin to disappear, not to mention Helen keeps thinking she s seeing ghosts As Helen s curiosity gets the better of her, she starts researching the history of the land where they are building and the mysterious woman who may have been hanged on their property back in 1909 Suspense bu Helen and Nate have decided to quit their pedestrian day jobs as teachers in the city and move out to the wilds of Vermont where they plant to build their dream house Trouble begins when their personal belongings begin to disappear, not to mention Helen keeps thinking she s seeing ghosts As Helen s curiosity gets the better of her, she starts researching the history of the land where they are building and the mysterious woman who may have been hanged on their property back in 1909 Suspense builds as the story of Helen and Nate intertwines with the mis adventures of a local girl Together they discover that the past doesn t always stay buried.5 Stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Sonya Berger rated it it was amazing Absolutely the best mystery I have read in a long time Powerful, exciting,fantastic fast paced story I could not put it down flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Amber Lehman Laurito rated it it was amazing Thanks to Netgalley and Doubleday Books for an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review I recently read Jennifer McMahon s book Promise Not to Tell and absolutely loved it I have since devoured as many of her books as I have been able to get my hands on, so I was super stoked to receive this arc of her next novel, and it did not disappoint This book was incredibly entertaining to read, a mystery mixed with a ghost storyyes please I loved the way each chapter was a different chara Thanks to Netgalley and Doubleday Books for an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review I recently read Jennifer McMahon s book Promise Not to Tell and absolutely loved it I have since devoured as many of her books as I have been able to get my hands on, so I was super stoked to receive this arc of her next novel, and it did not disappoint This book was incredibly entertaining to read, a mystery mixed with a ghost storyyes please I loved the way each chapter was a different characters story and how each of those stories weaved together to bring in the whole picture This book was fantastic and I recommend everyone picking up this book TheInvited NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Heather Nicole rated it it was amazing Loved this spooky supernatural thriller Nate and Helen purchase property in the country They start building their own home on their new land But soon strange things start to happen Helen learns it may have something to do w the tragic history surrounding their land But a ghost can t be behind the strange things going on, or can it The locals believe in the ghost of Hattie including a young neighbor girl Could she help Helen figure out what s happening Nothing is as it seems and I absol Loved this spooky supernatural thriller Nate and Helen purchase property in the country They start building their own home on their new land But soon strange things start to happen Helen learns it may have something to do w the tragic history surrounding their land But a ghost can t be behind the strange things going on, or can it The locals believe in the ghost of Hattie including a young neighbor girl Could she help Helen figure out what s happening Nothing is as it seems and I absolutely couldn t get enough of the plot twists and spooky happenings flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Terri rated it it was amazing Jennifer McMahon does it yet again with another unputdownable book The novel centers around Nate and Helen who leave their teaching jobs to build their dream home in rural Vermont Helen begins seeing ghosts and Nate becomes obsessed with a white doe They become acquainted With Olive whose Mother is missing and father is distraught Legend of Hattie Breckinridge a woman who hanged a century ago ties all these together Thriller , ghost story and tragedy makes another must read by this fant Jennifer McMahon does it yet again with another unputdownable book The novel centers around Nate and Helen who leave their teaching jobs to build their dream home in rural Vermont Helen begins seeing ghosts and Nate becomes obsessed with a white doe They become acquainted With Olive whose Mother is missing and father is distraught Legend of Hattie Breckinridge a woman who hanged a century ago ties all these together Thriller , ghost story and tragedy makes another must read by this fantastic author flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Lauren Keen rated it really liked it Shelves netgally I ll be honest, when I first started reading this book I wasn t loving it It had a lot of backstories at the beginning and was a bit of a slow start butttttttt and this is a big BUT as I carried on reading I began to love it When I first picked up this book and discovered it was a paranormal read I was really apprehensive I had never read anything in this genre before but watch a lot of TV shows movies on it, so I was curious to discover how it was going to be written into a book and still I ll be honest, when I first started reading this book I wasn t loving it It had a lot of backstories at the beginning and was a bit of a slow start butttttttt and this is a big BUT as I carried on reading I began to love it When I first picked up this book and discovered it was a paranormal read I was really apprehensive I had never read anything in this genre before but watch a lot of TV shows movies on it, so I was curious to discover how it was going to be written into a book and still give off that scary creepy vibe Jennifer Mcmahon definitely did a great job in creating that creepy atmosphere throughout the book and I really did feel a little spooked when reading it late at night The character description was brilliant As well as the landscape descriptions I could really picture each character as well as their surrounding areas in each scene If you re looking for guidance on how to describe characters physical appearance this is a great book to read for guidance There were a few mentions of a furrowed brow which I see so many writers scared of writing in the sense that they might be seen as unoriginal and it 100% didn t deter me from the story so DON T FEAR CERTAIN WORDS If the story is good, it doesn t matter The book had a great little twist at the end which I really enjoyed and didn t see coming and the ending did a good job answering all my questions that were looming in the air Something else I loved about the ending was the shorter chapters Which made it all the intense and quickened the pace.I really loved this book and 100% recommend to those interested in paranormal reads Great to read around Halloween if you want something to give you extra chills flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Books by Jennifer McMahon More Trivia About The Invited No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 18, 51, 14, 2, 4 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        I m the author of seven suspense novels, including Promise Not to Telll, The Winter People, and most recently, The Night Sister I live in central Vermont with my partner and daughter, in an old Victorian that some neighbors call The Addams Family house.


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    1. I absolutely loved this multi layered, multi generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off I haven t been this spooked by a book since reading Simone St James The Broken Girls which had a similar gothic, haunting vibe And I so appreciated the nod to history geeks such as myself here I have long been a fan of this autho I absol [...]


    2. This is a well done work of paranormal fiction I m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher After Helen receives a large inheritance, they give up their teaching jobs and buy property in the woods of Vermont, even though the realtor tells them the land is alleged to be haunted.At first, neither of them believes it, but when weird things begin Th [...]


    3. My reaction upon hearing news of my approval for this ARC is best summed up as follows Haunted House stories give me life Jazzed to get into this one


    4. The Invited was a solid 4 stars The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is said to be haunted The Invited is a well written, slower paced book that details a horrible family legacy and how it affects those in present day The characters and story are both well developed and I d highly reco The [...]


    5. The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I m intrigued to learn about her after finishing this title Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home It ll be a beautiful estate, on over forty acres of land, and they ll begin a farm of their own A simpler life, and they ll be happy together. However, the couple s happiness is deterred once they find out that the land was p [...]



    6. Thank you to the publisher for this copy to review If you want a creepy ghost story, this is the perfect book for you guys The story is about a couple building a new home on haunted land Hattie Breckenridge and her descendants had a tragic family history I wanted to know so much about the family that once lived on the land I found this book interesting because I needed to know what was going on It took a while for the story to pick up pace, but once the story gets going it packs a gre Thank you [...]


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