Thriller

Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti

I have read and liked a previous book by the author
(The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti) and I wanted to give this a shot as well. The writing style and the claustrophobic atmosphere were on point. I could feel the stifling conditions that our lead protagonist found herself in when she gets a call that her(long estranged) aunt was in an accident. She finds herself back in a town, and in a house, she left years ago shrouded in mystery.
The story involves multiple perceptions of the same situation. The past may be a fact, but everyone remembers their own bits making it hard to put a clear picture together. I suspected a few things, but the main twist(s) took me completely by surprise.
It is a quick read without missing a beat at any point, this is its best factor. When it comes to the reveals, although it was well done, there was a lot left to explain. I know that books like this like to leave a few hanging threads to deepen the feeling of unease, but here we have more than one. The house was a character in itself and played a significant role in the events that occur.

Rating: 3 out of 5.


I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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