Bliss House

Bliss House

Bliss House

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Death never did come quietly to Bliss House…
Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House. Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious. Decades of strange occurrences, disappearances and deaths have plagued the house, yet it remains vibrant. And very much alive.

Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter Ariel relocated from St. Louis to Old Gate and settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. Rainey’s husband had been killed in a freak explosion that left her 14 year-old daughter Ariel scarred and disfigured.

At the grand housewarming party, Bliss House begins to reveal itself again. Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death off of an upper floor balcony, beneath an exquisite dome of painted stars. And then there is a death the night of the party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel’s visions? But Bliss House is loath to reveal its secrets, as are the good folks of Old Gate.

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BLISS HOUSE is a rare accomplishment: a novel that works as a mystery, a ghost story, and a touching family drama. Laura Benedict has written a thoughtful and compelling book.” —Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Inside Man

BLISS HOUSE draws you in and refuses to let you go. The story is eerie, seductive, and suspenseful. Read it.” —Meg Gardiner, Edgar award-winning author

“I’ve longed for this book – an intelligent haunted house story with twists and turns and a history. Laura Benedict is an author to watch. Her characters spring to life and engage your emotions from the first page.” —Carolyn Haines, author of The Darkling and The Seeker (Writing as R. B. Chesterton)

“Reader be warned! Laura Benedict has written a novel that may well keep you awake at night, and not only because BLISS HOUSE is flat-out scary. Benedict knows how to craft a story in such a way that, once begun, it is nearly impossible to put down.” —Ron Rash, Author of Serena

BLISS HOUSE draws you in and refuses to let you go. The story is eerie, seductive, and suspenseful. Read it.” —Meg Gardiner, Edgar award-winning author

“In BLISS HOUSE Laura Benedict has written just the type novel I love to read: A ghost story replete with good and evil, present and the past colliding, and compelling characters to root for; a story that grabs you by throat and heart and won’t let go. I loved it. Dare to enter Bliss House yourself!” —Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of Justice for Sara and Watch Me Die