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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Beth McKitrick

House in the WoodsHouse in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So this book was a little outside of my wheelhouse. I’m generally a fantasy/sci fi nerd, however I thought the description sounded pretty interesting and I liked the writing style, so I decided to go out on a limb, so to speak. I don’t regret it. This was a quick, enjoyable book that was very easy to read. I did find the “suspense” aspect a bit frustrating, but that says more about me than the book, as there’s a reason I don’t read many suspense/thrillers. I would definitely say this is a bit of a “fluffy” book, in that none of the characters are super deep, nor is the writing as a whole. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Some parts were a bit obvious/predictable from the beginning, but since the main character doesn’t see it, you spend the whole book screaming “you’re looking at wrong person, dummy!!” (Did I mention suspense isn’t really my thing?) However, there were still some twists that surprised me and kept it interesting. Overall, it’s a book that I would recommend, especially if you like this type of story, and you’re looking for something quick and easy-to-read.

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an awesome book this was! At first I had time trying to connect with Molly but after I learned more of her life and how things were, i was able to find i understood her a little more and why she was the way she was.
This had some twists and turns i Wasnt expecting and some of the things i guessed but not 100% (i was shocked at the depth of things)
What a great read and was a wonderful afternoon read!

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Charlene Yates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jessica Aiken-Hall is an outstanding writer, leaving you wondering what is going to happen next. This book is a page turner and makes you feel as though you should not put it down without finishing the entire book. Halfway through the book, Aiken-Hall gives you enough details to patch along some of the mystery, as does Molly so you are on the roller coaster of emotion with her. I gave this book a shot out of the dark, not knowing whether I would like it or not, because I have not always liked the way some writers have written but this author does not disappoint. The anger, the lies, the fear, the agony, and the stench of betrayal? Who can Molly truly trust? Give this book a shot!

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Nastalzia Walden

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am hooked!!!!

This story is full of suspense and keeps you on your toes and you just want to keep reading more in order to find out what happens next.

House in the woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall is a story about a 19 year old girl Molly Jackson who is finishing her second year of college looking forward to a relaxing summer. Her mom has dementia and when she goes missing Molly’s whole world gets turned upside down when she finds a flyer of a missing girl who looks exactly like her. Why has Molly never heard of this girl? Why do they look so much alike? What doesn’t she know?

Throughout the story so much is uncovered that Molly never expected to find out. What truths can she handle and what truths can she not? Every page is so beautifully scripted that you can’t stop reading. I sat down and read it all at once because I just couldn’t put it down. Give it a read to figure out what big secrets Molly finds out.

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Jess Engel

House in the WoodsHouse in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Attention-grabbing pager-turner! This is a great standalone read by Aiken-Hall. As with others I’ve read of hers, she entices the reader with a well-developed storyline and likable characters that keep you turning the page until the very end. I love a good mystery and this story oozes mystery and intrigue. Though I had a good idea where the story was going, I couldn’t wait to see how it would all unfold.

Molly finds herself in the middle of a mystery, just like all of Datelines she enjoys watching. We follow along with Molly, her family, and new friends as they unravel a decades long mystery that just may change all of their lives for good!

I highly recommend House in the Woods to anyone who likes a good, thrilling mystery!

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Carla Clemmons

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is such an amazing read! I love how the author pulls you in and keeps you wanting more! Jessica Aiken-Hall does a great job with plot twist and I love it! You never see the twists coming that she has in store for you. Molly needs to know why she looks so much like the girl on the flyer. And why didn’t her brother tell her about her? As Molly digs deeper and presses for answers she uncovers way more than she can ever imagine! I so look forward to reading more by Jessica Aiken-Hall. This is the third book I’ve read by her and have yet to be disappointed! She definitely knows how to write!

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, this book is totally a MUST READ!! There were so many twists and turns and this is the type of book that you could not put down. The story totally sucked me in from the very beginning and I did not want it to end. Molly is a college student whom also lives at home due to her mother’s dementia. Her mother goes missing off and on …but there is definitely mystery on why she goes wondering off. Also, when Molly discovers a flier of a missing girl from 20 years ago, this really opens up and you find so many similarities between Molly and the missing girl. Who was this girl and what happened to her? I don’t want to give anything away but if you love a fantastic mystery full of twists, turns, secrets and question yourself who do you trust, this book is for you!!! I think is book is truly fantastic!!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Molly Jackson is a young woman who has just finished her second year of college and is enjoying taking a break over summer, but she cannot enjoy herself too much because she has to look after her mum who has been diagnosed with Dementia and often forgets things and sometimes gets lost, but her dad has no patience with her and so it is often left to Molly to deal with everything while he just gets angry and complains, it leads to her feeling that she doesn’t belong in the family, that she is too different and it saddens her sometimes. As she is managing the pressure of daily life, her mum disappears from the house again, so she reaches out to her older brother to come down and help her look since her mum has been gone much longer than normal. While Molly is out searching for her mum, she passes the school and watches the preparations for this years graduation ceremony, but she spots a flyer on the notice board which she hasn’t seen before, it is about a search for a missing person, but she is shocked to find that they have been missing for twenty years and that the person in the picture looks startlingly like her.

After a few hours,Molly’s dad calls her and tells her that he has found her mum safe and sound and that she needs to get home as soon as she can, when she does, she immediately hugs her mum and tells her how worried she was before taking her into the garden with a cup of tea to sit by her favourite flowers, she takes the chance of her dad not being around to ask where her mum was, but she is evasive and doesn’t answer directly, apart from saying something about a “house in the woods”, any further conversation is cut off by her dad demanding lunch, which partially goes to plan until her mum forgets what she is doing and almost burns it. Later that evening, her brother turns up after driving most of the day to get there, but Molly realises that she forgot to tell him their mum was home, so he comes in to see her. She is happy to see him, but unfortunately, their dad isn’t so happy.

With her brothers arrival, Molly realises that she doesn’t really know that much about him and that since he moved away before she was born, she hasn’t had the chance because of the years which pass between his scarce visits, but now he is back in their hometown, she is going to use the opportunity to do just that and get to know him a bit more, but instead of staying with them, he decides to stay at the local motel as he cannot get on with their dad at all. She gets ready and goes to meet her brother, when she arrives he is on the phone and looking a bit upset, it turns out that he had been in contact with one of his friends about their twenty year reunion, seeing if he wants to go and whether he wants to meet up with them beforehand, this is where Molly asks if it has anything to do with the flyer she saw, this shocks her brother when he realoses who she is talking about and they decide to go and join in the search together after he tells her about the girl and their past. It turns out that they were college sweethearts but that she disappeared from a party and wasn’t seen again and her brother still tortures himself about it all this time later.

When they head to the search and find out where they will be starting and who will be there, things start to get a bit unnerving for Molly, this feeling only deepens as she becomes more involved and hears more about the girl and what happened, this combined with her mum disappearing again leaves Molly struggling to make sense of everything. Will she be able to help solve the mysteries of both the missing girl and where her mum keeps disappearing to, or will the things she finds out on the way cause her to worry more than before? This is a thrilling search for answers with plenty of twists, turns and secrets to keep you guessing the conclusion all the way to the end.

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Jennifer Gordon

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was hooked from page one by this gripping crime thriller and was kept guessing until the very last page. Having finished her second year of college Molly Jackson is spending the summer looking after her Mum who has dementia. Molly has to ask her brother Marc for help when their mother goes missing. Whilst searching Molly finds a twenty year old flyer for a missing woman who looks uncannily like herself. Molly can’t shake the feeling that there is more to this women’s disappearance than what has being reported and she also wants to find out why she feels such a strong connection to the missing women, Lucy. As Molly tries to uncover the truth she discovers that Marc and Lucy were high school sweethearts, and as more clues are solved Molly realises that she might not be ready to accept the truth. However, she is determined to solve the mystery before it’s to late. The storyline is fast paced and action packed with plenty of plot twists which had me reading well into the night as I could not put this book down. I felt completely immersed in the story due to the authors descriptive narrative and I felt engaged with the characters, especially Molly who’s sheltered upbringing and innocence came across in the writing making her a particularly likeable character. I was left thinking about the story long after I had finished reading this book and for me that is always a sign of a great read!

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Sarah Devereaux

House in the WoodsHouse in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book did not disappoint one bit! If you like thrillers and edge-of-your-seat reads, then this is the book for you! This was my first by Jessica but it won’t be my last!
Molly is just an easy-going college student. After finishing her second year of university all she wants to do is enjoy her summer, except that she can’t leave her mom alone because she wanders off and gets lost due to her dementia.
One of the times her mom goes missing Molly enlists the help of her older brother and while out searching she sees a missing poster for a woman from 20 years ago. As you read the book you discover the similarities between this missing woman and Molly and follow along with how Molly uncovers secrets from the past and how she discovers those around her may not be who she believes they are.
Jessica did a fantastic job of making the reader feel like they were right there with Molly. It is not too often I read a book in 2 sittings, but this was one of those books! I couldn’t put it down! I got sucked in from the beginning and was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out the mystery of whom this missing woman was and the connection she had to Molly!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading thrillers! This is one of my favourite genres and I have to say it is one of the best thrillers I’ve read and I have read a lot! The book flows well and includes all the details you need and a great twist (that I did not see coming!) at the end!
If I could have given this book 6 stars I gladly would have!

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