New Oldbury, 1821
In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia, and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…(Goodreads)
What a great gothic novel! I loved the subtle mystery, the family secrets, and the creepy setting. The characters in this book were very much secondary to the story for me. I didn’t mind the characters, and while there were a couple of times that I got a little annoyed with Lydia, and I’m just going to say it, Katherine is a bitch.
With each secret that is revealed as the story unfolded, I wanted to know more. The story moved along at a great pace! It sucked me in, and I just had to know what happened. The world-building was incredible.
If you love a gothic mystery, then I highly suggest that you check this one out!