Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Don’t miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .

Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.

A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms.

Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation.

Coincidence? Or curse?

Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn’t believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left.

Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it’s up to her to find out the truth . . .

But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?

Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 5, 2021 
by HarperCollins
3.5 stars

This was my anticipated read of 2021. I usually pick a spooky Halloween right and this was it. Coming in with rave reviews for its creepiness factor I jumped in.

Alternating between a couple points of view and time periods keep me on my toes. That being said I still had to think for a minute in terms of who was who for the different chapters and time period.

This was a story of folklore, witch trials and mystery. It was atmospheric, especially with the old lighthouse setting, mystic caves and history. There was some suspense surrounding the disappearances and danger. But there were a lot of characters to keep track of.

I know I am in the minority since there are so many 4/5 star reviews, but this ended up wavering between 3-3.5 stars for me. 

This book was part of my 2021 Reading Off My Shelf Challenge

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