"Eventide is an evocative YA historical fantasy thriller by debut author Sarah Goodman, for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray.


Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907

When their father descends into madness after the death of their mother, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves on an orphan train to rural Arkansas.

In Wheeler, eleven-year-old Lilah is quickly adopted, but seventeen-year-old Verity is not. Desperate to stay close to her sister, Verity indentures herself as a farmhand. But even charming farm boy Abel Atchley can’t completely distract her from the sense that something is not quite right in this little town. Strange local superstitions abound, especially about the eerie old well at the center of the forest. The woods play tricks, unleashing heavy fog and bone-chilling cold…and sometimes visions of things that aren’t there.

But for Verity, perhaps most unsettling of all is the revelation that her own parents have a scandalous history in this very town. And as she tries to unearth the past, sinister secrets come with it—secrets that someone will go to violent lengths to protect….

A haunting tale of long-buried secrets, small-town scandal, and single-minded vengeance by talented debut novelist Sarah Goodman."

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    Eventide Reviews

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars**In 1907, Verity Pruitt, along with her little sister, Lilah, arrive in Wheeler, Arkansas, aboard an orphan train from New York.The girl's mother has passed away and their father, sufferin...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    3.5 stars rounded upEventide was pretty good, but I just wanted more of everything... I wish the creepy factor and the mystery of it all had been flushed out more. Still a quick and enjoyable read. ...

  • Dianne

    Welcome to Wheeler, Arkansas, a small and average town with a shockingly dark secret that lay nestled in the haunting forest. Verity Pruitt is about to discover that something is not quite right in th...

  • Aga Durka

    Set in a small town of the early 1900’s Arkansas, this story was a perfect start to my fall season with all its paranormal activities and splashes of magic. This young adult historical fiction/myste...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review* 3.5/...

  • Stefanie

    The train’s click-clacking rumble across the tracks lulls you into a trance-like state as the scenery outside the window flashes by. The browns and greens melt together and blend with the blue of th...

  • Leighellen Landskov

    Eventide is a spooky little YA tale about family secrets, small-town scandal, and the curse of vengeance. Set in the dusty town of Wheeler, Arkansas in 1907, this reads as much like a historical ficti...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I quite enjoyed Eventide for its atmosphere, mysteriousness, and focus on the importance ...

  • Andria Sedig

    This story was SO. GOOD. It was spooky and atmospheric in a way that kept me engaged and wanting to read more. The author did a great job creating a small town vibe and the mystery surrounding the woo...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    3.5 stars rounded up.I started reading the physical copy of this one, but immediately switched to the audio when I found out it was narrated by Lauren Fortgang. She is on my list of go-to narrators, a...