Book: “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Well, I burned through “The Happy Ever After Playlist” quickly, so I am on to the next book. For this one, I am opting for a complete change of pace.
I picked up “Mexican Gothic” written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This new gothic thriller is a dark adventure set in 1950’s Mexico. So far it is addictingly creepy and has been hearing sounds in the middle of the night. This one is sure to please those readers who enjoy thrillers. The book synopsis is shared below from Amazon. Check out this eerie book which is currently on the NY Times Best Seller List.
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
“After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.”
Right now I am about a quarter through this book and although it is not my traditional go-to genre, I am enjoying it thoroughly. The plot is unique and the writing is gripping!