#BookReview: Eventide by Mae Clair

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to post my review of Eventide, the third and final book in the Hodes Hill Series by Mae Clair, fellow author and friend. I received a free advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’ll let the book and my review say the rest >>>

Book Description

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…


My Review

Thanks to NetGalley and Lyrical Underground for an ARC of this book.

I have read all of Mae Clair’s Hodes Hill books, and this one is by far my favourite. I loved the mix of the supernatural with typical ghosts spiced up with a deadly and terrifying ghoul. All in all, this is a great series that works well both to read as a run on and for each book to stand alone, although you get more by seeing the character progression throughout the series if you read them in order. Having read of Madison, the main character, in previous books and seeing her struggle through the eyes of others, it is nice to see her getting a book to herself, and what a strong heroine she turns out to be.

The plot runs both in the past (1800s) and in the present day and gives you plenty of mystery, suspense, and twists in both timelines. While I sussed out that something was up with the historical brothers early on, I completely failed to work out what it was, so kudos to the author for that bit of cunning.

I highly recommend this book and will be reading more from this writer. A solid five star read.


NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

24 Comments on “#BookReview: Eventide by Mae Clair

  1. Fantastic review, Harmony! I’m also glad to see Madison in a lead role. I’m in the process of reading my ARC copy and I agree that it’s my favorite in the series.

  2. A really good review of this book, Harmony. I have read the first two and enjoyed them a great deal. Did you read an early copy of this book? I pre-ordered it but I don’t have it on my kindle.

    • Hi, Robbie. I’m so glad you enjoyed the first two in the series, and hope you’ll like this one just as much. Thank you kindly for the pre-order. I am thrilled to hear that.

      Harmony got an ARC copy from Net Galley. I was so delighted to find this review today!

    • Thanks for checking out the review, John. I hope you enjoy my small fictional town when it surfaces on your TBR. Harmony’s pre-release review was such a great start to my day!

  3. What a great surprise for my Wednesday morning, Harmony! Reading your review has left me with a huge smile and a glow to start my day 🙂

    I’m beyond delighted that you enjoyed the book so much. And I’m glad I was able to surprise you with a few twists. Thank you so much for sharing your review!