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Something terrible happened in Pine Creek.Eve Taylor must return home for her grandmother’s funeral but has every intention of making it a short visit. Too many memories live in the small town where she grew up, memories of a Halloween best forgotten. Trey Rainwater has been waiting for Eve. He knows she’ll be staying for longer than she’d planned and has every intention oSomething terrible happened in Pine Creek.Eve Taylor must return home for her grandmother’s funeral but has every intention of making it a short visit. Too many memories live in the small town where she grew up, memories of a Halloween best forgotten. Trey Rainwater has been waiting for Eve. He knows she’ll be staying for longer than she’d planned and has every intention of making sure she does. He has a promise to keep.Eve and Trey find themselves thrown into a deadly combination of riddles, murder, and a love that won’t be denied. As the moon hovers in the October sky and Halloween grows closer, Eve must fight her own personal demons while learning to trust the man who protects her. The past has come back to life, and a killer is stalking the small town of Pine Creek. He’s waiting for his Hallowed Eve....

Title : Hallowed Eve
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ISBN : 9351174
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
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Hallowed Eve Reviews

  • Lyndz
    2019-03-09 08:47

    Wow! What a great little Halloween read. Thank you so much Ms Kates & Goodreads for the free copy and the opportunity to read this.Since I usually like to comment a bit on the characters in my reviews I will do that right up front. The ability to relate to or at least like characters is any book that I read very important to me. I liked Eve and Trey and their chemistry, but my favorite character was Eve’s best friend Gabrielle. She was great. I loved her funny antics and quirky personality.As for the plot, I am going to try to phrase this in a way as to not spoil anything. Just when I was thinking to myself, “aw dang, is this really how it ends?” Suza Kates throws in this completely unexpected plot twist that I loved. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand a predictable read, and this one is not predictable at all. I had so much fun reading this, it was really well written.If you are in the market for something fun to get you in the mood for the Halloween season, I would highly recommend you pick up a copy of Hallowed Eve. I plan on looking in to the Savannah Coven Series [[book:Whisper of a Witch|8493603]] as soon as I have a gap in my list of books I want to read. Thank you again Suza Kates. I received this book for free from goodreads first reads.

  • Karen
    2019-03-20 13:43

    A terrible life changing incident robbed Eve of her childhood and even in adulthood left her with nightmares and fears of certain events and places. When Eve has to return to Pine Creek to sort out her Grandmothers affairs after her death at the beginning of October, she knows she doesn’t want to still be hanging around there by the end of the month - Halloween.Eve’s Nan’s next door neighbour, Trey Rainwater had promised Nan and her Lawyer that he would keep an eye on her and make sure she sticks to the conditions of her Grandmothers will. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love with her.The main characters in this story are very likeable and the kind of people I’d enjoy being friends with. They are down to earth, witty and intriguing and there are some rather raunchy love scenes dotted about too. I enjoyed the build up in this story, waiting to hear Eve’s ‘story’ but when the climax happened I was at first really disappointed. It couldn’t be as simple as that and certainly wasn’t the major climax I had hoped for or been expecting. From being an enjoyable 4 star story, this dropped to a slightly disappointing 3 1/2 stars. I was wrong though and there was more to come and so unexpected that it shot straight back up to 4 stars.Mysterious, enjoyable and a little scary to boot. I am looking forward to reading more of Suza Kates’ work.

  • Shelly
    2019-03-13 09:26

    bought this book the second i knew it was out. reason, Ms. Kates is fantastic! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! won't give one clue away but it is worth reading, a couple of times. after reading whisper of a witch, i KNEW this one would be amazing. i was NOT disappointed! all i can say is , i want MORE PLEASE Ms. Kates!!!

  • Karla Phillips
    2019-03-21 11:27

    This book is a really good read and Suza Kates knows how to capture her audience's attention. This book is set in October, during Halloween. For Eve Taylor Halloween was the worst time in the year for her, especially in her home town of Pine Creek. Since Eve has been back in town she has met her new neighbor Trey Rainwater, who she falls in love with. Eve has also started receiving these little notes that are poems. She comes to realize that they are about people who are being murder, especially from her childhood. Trey Rainwater also falls in love with Eve, but does not want to face the truth. Trey starts to protect Eve from everything that she can, especially from people he thinks might harm her. Trey nor Eve knows who is behind all of the murders that are currently happening since she has come home. Mandy Pickerson writes for the local paper and is putting everything in the paper that is happening to Eve, especially what happened to her as a child. She causes Eve to loose a client in the process of her writing before she disappears. THen ended up finding her murder along with the murder himself. Eve goes and identifies the murder and thinks she is finally free. So she goes all out on Halloween with candy and a costume, she passes out candy to the little kids. After the trick or treating is over, she has Trey go out and get some popcorn. While Trey is gone to get the popcorn, Eve went to go let Max the puppy in. While she is letting him in Eve hears a noise, so she is looking around and see what made the noise. She goes back inside and is knocked down by somebody forcing their way into her home. They try to drug her, but they do not suceed in doing so because Gabrielle walks in to try to rescue Eve. Gabrielle gets knocked out cold, Eve takes off out the back door to get the killer to follow her. The man catches her and he takes off his mask to reveal himself. He told Eve he was the little boy never found The Cowboy, she then found out that it was Sam. Trey came to the rescue and saved Eve. Gabrielle was in the hospital due to her severe head injury, she told Eve to go to Trey before he leaves for good. Eve takes her friendss word for it and went to Trey's house. She told Trey that she loved him and he told her that he loved her. As I said this book is a good read, it is decently paced and very interesting. I recommend that everybody should read this book.

  • rainyfeathers
    2019-03-14 09:33

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. First of all this was my very first First Reads win. I was very surpised to find the book autograhped which inculded a personal note. I also recived a pen and a bookmarker. So, I would like to thank the author for going the extra mile. I haven't read anything by Suza Kates before but I'm willing to give her another go.The good: This book started off as the perfect Halloween read. Scary enough to draw you in from the first moment. I found it to be enjoyable until the last twenty pages. Somewhere in the middle of the tale it went from a creepy, perfect Halloween read to a romance novel. I was a bit surprised at the turn around.The bad: The ending was highly predictable. I knew that there was another killer. When Eve finally told her story, that is when I figured out just who was left. Perhaps it would have been a bit better to have her tell her tale earlier in the story. I didn't like Eve at the end. Especially, when she said, that she couldn't share her past with past boyfriends because they would leave. As someone who has had a pretty horrible childhood that just pissed me off. The nitpicking. Just a few minor issues. At one point early into the story, Trey's receptionist turns from a female into a male in the span of a coupple paragraphs. A couple of typo's. Nothing that would turn me off. To sum up: A nice book that was better written than most novels I have picked up lately. A very light enjoyable read. I will be picking up another book by the same author.

  • Glenda
    2019-03-13 10:51

    I love that I have the privilege of reading this book during the fall season and Halloween, makes the spirit of the holiday so much more fun.After only reading the first few chapters of Hallowed Eve and reading about the author, I’m a fan that will look forward to reading Suza Kates "Whispers of a Witch" and "Conviction of a Witch"! Hallowed Eve is such an intriguing book, how appropriate the main character is named Eve Taylor.Eve’s grandmother passes away and Eve returns for the funeral to find that her grandmother left her the house with conditions. Eve has no desire to stay in Pine Creek, she has horrible childhood memories and has no desire to visit Pine Creek much less live there, and Eve has a difficult time agreeing with her grandmother’s conditions. Her grandmother understands Eve’s fears and has her neighbor Trey Rainwater promise to watch Eve and keep her safe. But the string of deaths that happen since Eve's arrival let Eve know that the past is haunting her.Suza has a way of keeping you at the edge of your seat and making you like it. Thanks Goodreads!

  • Susie
    2019-03-02 10:44

    Very good! A great Halloween mystery with a dash of romance.

  • Dehlia Calliste
    2019-02-25 07:41

    I had a lot of problems with this. I'm not even exactly sure how to dive into this, so I'll go with a list.1. The biggest thing that got to me was Eve and Treys entire relationship. This story takes place before Halloween, and Eve arrives in early October. The interactions between the two all exist in a very small time frame, yet what happens to them and how they behave around each other is preposterous for 2 individuals who hardly know each other. The first inkling of this is when she goes out of her way to visit his office to get personal advice from him on a huge matter, and it's only the SECOND TIME they've ever spoken to each other. Who does that?And don't get me started on that puppy scene. I actually put the book down and stared intently out the window for 5 minutes because of how much it annoyed me. "I got you a puppy", "I don't want a puppy", "just like you don't want me", "THAT IS NOT TRUE" *Passionate embrace*. I mean...WHAT? And that leads me to number 2.This book touts itself as a mystery, but there's a big problem with that. It seems like the author thinks mystery = keeping everything from the reader to the point where the story itself is boring. For the first half of the book you know a smidgen about Eve's past, and exactly 3 SORT OF weird things happen that allude to a serial killer. That's it. And since the author is keeping so much information from you, you're left with chapter after chapter of boring nonsense and reading about people going about their tedious daily life while having unrealistic interactions with a stud next door. If she wanted to write a romance novel, fine, but building your romance over your serial killer feels really weird to me.Back to the romance, which was in itself weird. They pretty much lust after each other except for occasions when Trey suddenly feels protective. Why? Why does he suddenly care so fervently about her emotional well-being when the only thoughts he's had about her were sexual? And why does Eve obsessively question his motives and get all butthurt about him/who he is when she, again, hardly knows him at all? You can't get upset with someone for being the type of person that they are, especially when you don't even have a relationship with this person. If this were reality, Eve's behavior would be seen as a giant red flag and a little bit obsessive. But I suppose we're supposed to find it endearing?There's also this thing that happens, which I'm supposing is more the writer than the characters. When they speak to each other, they are usually reading more into what the other is saying, but later in the book these conversations are taken as just that. Eve gets all these ideas out of Trey's words, and then accepts them as reality when interacting with him later, as if these things were actually said. These people are not mind-readers, if these things were not openly discussed it's absurd for them to constantly be assuming things about each other and then always magically being correct.I'll stop there, except to also add that I counted several really obvious grammar and spelling mistakes just in the first half of the book ("He reached put his arm") so whoever edited this needs a heads up. To sum it up: Romance parts read like a Harlequin novel, mystery is seriously lacking, characters are flat and annoying.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-14 05:51

    I won a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways. I can't wait to receive it; looks interesting!*update*finished this book today and I must say there were some things I really liked about it and there were elements I didn't. it had a good storyline; I just wish we found out what had happened to Eve sooner in the book. There were some grammar errors that stood out to those detracted a bit when I was in the "zone." Did not see who the killer was coming. I thought of several other people with never suspecting who the real one was. I of course loved the happy ending with a cute puppy :)

  • Jtp
    2019-02-27 06:27

    Thanks Goodreads for another giveaway winner!I was expecting more of a scary, horror story, and it turned out to be more of a love story with a little suspense and horror thrown in.All in all - a really good book that was a quick read. I didn't want to put it down when I picked it up. Looking forward to more books by this author.

  • Jody
    2019-03-17 11:53

    Horror, chills and romance. I especially loved the Halloween party; felt like I was there! I couldn't put this book down once I started it. Believable characters and plot. Am looking forward to reading more books by Suza.

  • Lethea
    2019-03-12 10:49


  • Melly
    2019-03-09 08:33

    Good from beginning to end. Love the surprise twist!

  • Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
    2019-03-06 09:44

    Read my full review at https://blackwords-whitepages1977.blo...What an amazing suspense thriller!! I absolutely loved this story and I can honestly say that this particular author has a new follower. This author has a real knack for storytelling and keeping you guessing and in suspense.The characters were awesome. I made a real connection with Eve and her struggles with her past and present situations. I felt everything this character felt. I have completely fell in love with this character.The story-line is an unforgettable one. So much suspense, thriller, and romance made this book a phenomenal read. Every single page had something lurking within to keep me turning them from beginning to end. The author did such an excellent job at describing details that I felt as if I was part of the book too. I was also shocked by this story, because I never saw it coming. It's a perfect story that I highly recommend, though I must add that with what happens in the story that reader discretion is advised.

  • Emily
    2019-03-16 06:40

    Worst book I have ever read. If I could give it zero or negative stars I would. Sorry!

  • A.R. Von
    2019-03-19 12:27

    An absolutely perfect read for Halloween (even though there are no paranormal aspects within), it kept the spooky feeling going without being to harsh and continued to keep my interest. Hallowed Eve is a wonderfully written romantic, spooky, mysterious and thrilling read that was full of twists and turns, surprises (both welcome and unwelcome) and even some laughs. Be ready to hold tight because once you start reading, you'll not be able to peel yourself from the pages until the very end. Even then, you will be looking for more :)Eve has had a very traumatizing event occur to her when she was just 8 years old and that event forever haunts her, both in her dreams and in her waking hours. Because of that she’s never felt free to REALLY live, feel and explore. But now she has to go back to the town of the occurrence to attend her grandmother’s funeral and settle other odds and ends pertaining to her passing. Her plan is to go and get out ASAP! Finding out a very shocking detail that her grandmother has left in her hands, solely responsible, she now finds herself stuck in the last place she wants to be. That’s until she meets the delightfully yummy Trey Rainwater who is also her neighbor and a new path has set course for her life.Trey Rainwater is a mysterious, secret baring and an amazingly hot man that just so happens to be Eve’s neighbor and a friend of her grandmother’s. He’s ex-military, owns his own web design business and can fix cars (love a man of many skills). Always a loner and never allowing him self to get close to another, he finds a promise once made is making his usual way of life quite complicated and very unsure if it’s welcome or not, all because of meeting Nan’s granddaughter Eve.From the first time the two of them met the sexual tension and attraction lays extremely thick in the air. But both have their own issues and reasons to hold the other at arms length. It was great fun to watch them both grow stronger and face their worst fears as well as their attraction towards one another. Trey is now my new dream hero and he can visit my dreams whenever he'd like! Anyone looking for an original, enjoyable Halloween read (even not to read for Halloween, but just for fun) with a perfect romantic touch will thoroughly enjoy reading Hallowed Eve!

  • Pamela
    2019-03-16 12:45

    I don't understand why this book received such positive reviews. I found the story to be boring, and times ridiculous. As for the characters, they were just flat. Eve in particular was just way too dramatic. I think she could have used some antidepressants to help keep her stable as she kept bopping back and forth between being sad and upset to being happy and all smiley. Shit, at times it felt like she was on a "Martha Stewart" high. Everything she did was just perfect. For someone who was kidnapped at the age of 8, locked up in a cage by a madman, had to be home-schooled for the rest of her school-life, couldn't wait to get out of town, she didn't seem to have a problem being the aggressor when it came to going after Trey. I mean, seriously, she just met the guy and right away she needs to see him to get his opinion on whether she should stay in town or go. The entire time we're told that Trey is hiding something very deceitful from Eve that could ruin his relationship with her. And what does it turn out to be? Just that her grandmother asked him to keep an eye on her. We already knew that, so why make it seem like a big deal? Why not just tell her the truth at the start because her grandmother was concerned about her? By the way, the stipulation in the old lady's will that Eve stay a year in the house was nonsensical. Why would she want to make her granddaughter relive the horror she was subjected to? Like I said. Just ridiculous. Sticking with the "ridiculous" theme, could someone explain to me what doctor in their right mind would allow a patient, who's been unconscious for 26 hours, eat potato chips when they wake up? WTF??? Also, near the end Eve says, "bullshoot" in response to something said. Is that a typo, or are we to believe the author actually wrote, "bullshoot?" You learn something new every day. In the end, I really wish I hadn't picked up this book.

  • Netty
    2019-02-22 05:47

    I could kick myself for not reading this book sooner. I’ve had this book on my Kindle app for ages and having read it I can’t believe I waited so long. I find it rare to find a really good thriller that’s full of suspense, romance and mystery. Having brought this at a very low price I definitely chose wisely!Trey was delicious to read and I was rooting for Eve all the way. She wasn't needy or broken like some characters would be with a past like hers. She was likable with a realistic quality. I was comfortable with the pace of the story, the mystery side of the plot was really good and I was genuinely surprise when the killer was revealed. The romance was nice and steady – grown up and easy to relate to.Overall a fantastic read. A good solid thriller that was not too long, it kept me hooked!!

  • Anjeanette
    2019-02-25 12:53

    Hallowed Eve was my second read from author Suza Kates. I was so impressed by her Whisper of a Witch Savannah Coven novel that I hoped she had more books in her back list. She only had two others at that time, Hallowed Eve and She Who is Hidden. When I read Hallowed Eve I starved for more!!! I am not usually into dark suspense but how Suza wrote this story was so intoxicating that I couldn't put the book down and was sad there wasn't more of the story to tell once it was over. I recommend Hallowed Eve to anyone who can handle a good creepy villain with their daily dose of romance.

  • Greg
    2019-03-22 07:32

    Won on Goodreads Firstreads givaway.This was an enjoyable thriller with complexity in the characters and a creative plot. It was a bit untidy for a person who likes a lot of loose ends wrapped up (me). I also like the ability to solve the mystery with the information given in the book. It was impossible to rationally come to the correct conclusion with the information provided. That all being said it liked the book quite a bit. Because of the carnal nature of the romance, I am finding it difficult to recommend this book to my friends.

  • Kaitlyn
    2019-02-24 07:29

    1st of all, this was a Goodread's First Read. It was good. I really liked the characters and the story line. A couple of times I got disinterested and put the book down for a couple days, but I always came back to it because I wanted to know how it ended. When it did end, I was grateful that I never put it down for good. Horror-suspence with some love in it makes for a good book. I think what I most liked about this book is that it introduced me to Suza Kates. Im looking forward to reading more from her.

  • Quanita
    2019-03-17 10:50

    Eve Taylor moved away from Pine Creek, Georgia as soon as she came of age. Now she's back. Her recently deceased grandmother has willed Eve her home. As a child, Eve was abducted on Halloween along with other children, they were killed - she survived. It's Halloween again and she's being stalked and threatened. Is this the same killer or a copycat? After her return to Pine Creek killings begin again. Everything points to Eve's past. This story has a lot of romance and a surprise killer.

  • Chelsea
    2019-03-02 13:30

    I received this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me and was a nice compliment to my Halloween weekend. I enjoyed the characters and the plot of the book. There is a twist towards the end of the book that I didn't quite see coming and liked that element of surprise. Overall, I would highly recommend this book for any one looking for a quick, suspenseful read to get you in the Halloween spirit!

  • Marcy
    2019-02-23 12:36

    im ashamed to say that ive just now read this book. I love ALL of Suza books and thus one definitely did not disappoint. The story and characters had me hooked at the first chapter and I love how the story kept me guessing. I never would have guessed the ending and I LOVE that because jothing irks me more than when I have it figured out halfway through the book. This is a must read!!!!

  • Susan D Nelson
    2019-03-11 10:32

    Great Suspense!Great Suspense!The story took hold of me at the beginning. All that you want to know is not at the start or the middle. Read the whole book and enjoy!

  • Maria Escobales
    2019-02-26 12:43

    Kept me in suspense and trying to guess who the suspect was until the end.

  • Lori Gibbon
    2019-03-17 05:41

    I just love Suza Kates! Each story is unique and moves very well. I would definitely recommend this book!

  • Shellee
    2019-03-21 06:39

    5+ stars. I absolutely loved this story! I only wish there were a sequel....

  • Conny
    2019-03-08 13:41

    Sometimes a bit boring ...

  • Erin Hunt
    2019-03-24 07:55

    I thought this was just an ok book. A nice quick read around Halloween.