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The Inn on Hanging Hill is one of the novels that illustrates the diversity of styles author Christy Barritt  is capable of writing. It is one that falls into the seriously spooky category and lacks the trademark humor that is present in so many of her novels. I personally love them all.

This book takes place at the seaside inn run by her parents and where Lindsey Waters grew up. Not very excited about it but Lindsey has returned to restore the Inn that has too many unpleasant memories attached to it. Coincidentally, her childhood best friend Ben shows up looking for work and she hires him to help with the needed work. Only something is not quite right about Ben and when a number of suspicious and dangerous incidents occur, Lindsey has to wonder if he might be responsible.

A bit of mystery, lots of secrets, increasing danger, unexpected twists, and a touch of romance make The Inn on Hanging Hill a page turner that will capture the attention of most readers.

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Lindsey Waters never wanted to return to the seaside inn where she grew up. Too many traumatic memories haunt the place, both from her childhood and from days gone by. But with guilt relentlessly chasing her after a tragic choice, she’s desperate for a fresh start.

Mysterious incidents begin plaguing the inn—dangerous incidents—that make it clear someone wants to scare Lindsey away. But why? Does it have anything to do with the two weeks missing from her memory when she was abducted at age twelve?

Childhood friend Benjamin Newsom seems like an answer to prayer when he shows up to work as a handyman. But something is different about him, something Lindsey can’t put her finger on. She’s certain Benjamin harbors secrets.

As peril continues to close in, Lindsey must decide if she wants to face her past or run. She doesn’t know whom she can trust, and whatever choices she makes will determine if she lives or if she becomes part of the inn’s tragic legacy.


USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

A USA Today and Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than three million copies, one has been made into a TV movie, and another is being developed for a TV series.

Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.

For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.

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