Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Are you reading all the spooky books 👻 this month?⁣

This is one of my favorites of the year, and I highly recommend adding it to your list!⁣

Deliciously creepy and nightmarishly atmospheric, Mexican Gothic is a slow burn of epic grotesqueness and glamorous delusions, in an insanely captivating and chilling setting. ⁣

“It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”

The Guardian

High Place, is a haunted house that is what all horror stories are made of. ⁣

It sets the scene for a most claustrophobic and gothic story that follows a young socialite called to aid her newly married cousin, who seems to be frantic about something that has to do with this dark and terrifying mansion.

The house is full of rot and decay and seems to envelop anyone who enters in a most infectious and disgusting way. ⁣

“Stylish and edgy. . . While the book draws inspiration from Gothic classics like Rebecca and Jane Eyre—there is a spunky female protagonist and an ancient house filled with disturbing secrets—its archly intelligent tone and insightful writing make Mexican Gothic an original escape to an eerie world.”

The New York Times

Unassuming and seductively twisted, this book is SO beautifully disturbing, and one of the most original horror stories I’ve read in a long time.⁣

Thank you @randomhouse for the gifted @netgalley book!⁣

  • Item Weight : 1.16 pounds
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0525620788
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0525620785
  • Product Dimensions : 6.39 x 1.02 x 9.43 inches
  • Publisher : Del Rey (June 30, 2020)


About the Book:

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.

About the Author:

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, Certain Dark Things, Untamed Shore, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).


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