From the author who gave us The Lost Village comes another suspenseful and twisted tale!
I wanted this the minute it was on my radar. The Lost Village was such a good scary story.
This one did not disappoint! It had a mystery, an old house, secrets, suspicious deaths, and a very different protagonist. Eleanor has been working hard to keep her controlling and maybe crazy grandmother, Vivianne, at a distance. Lately, she has been receiving odd messages and calls from her and when she goes around for Sunday dinner, instead of a snarky Vivianne, a faceless person was stabbing her grandmother with scissors.
It isn’t like she can assist the police very much. Eleanor has prosopagnosia. Face blindness-when a person is unable to recognize even their own face. So the killer walked right by her. Does she know them? Who would know she would be unable to recognize them?
The horror of the situation has taken over everything in her life. Leaving her anxious and unsure of those around her.
After the death, she is told her grandmother left her a house. A huge estate located in Sweden. Way back in the woods. Supposedly her grandfather died in this house and it has remained closed since.
But Eleanor is determined to find answers so she and her boyfriend, Sebastian, pack up and head to the house. But her Aunt Veronika soon shows up insisting the house is hers. And then the odd things begin. Shadows, whispers, people who aren’t at all who they claim to be, and a secret that will blow your mind!
My heart was in the zone the entire time I read this book. I suspected every one of them but did not expect that ending.
This is another great novel full of horrible people, things and full of suspense! Don’t read this one in the dark!
NetGalley/Minotaur Books March 29, 2022
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