Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

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After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi 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 Noemi knows little about the region. Noemi 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 Noemi; 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 Noemi, 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 Noemi digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780525620785
0525620788
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 24 cm

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STPL_JessH Jul 06, 2020

Well, Mexican Gothic was definitely not what I was expecting. Actually, because I don't read much gothic literature, I was not really sure what to expect. I think I'm hooked! This book was much more fast-paced than I thought it would be and I was completely carried away by the story. Make no mistake, there are some really creepy moments. I was listening to the audio book and gasped out loud a few times. Maybe don't read this book with lunch . . .

It is part fairy tale, part ghost story, and part cult expose. If you enjoyed The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, then I recommend you read Mexican Gothic next!

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Jul 04, 2020

AMAZING. I am new Moreno-Garcia's books; Mexican Gothic is just amazing. Horror, thrills, page turning excitement. You want the heroines to have a happy ending the roles are switched, the princess saves pauper. I need a movie adaptation of this. The best latinx writing I've read as of late! The Guradian had it right calling it Lovecraftian meets the Brontes! A must read.

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