Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: Go to My Grave by Catriona McPherson


Title: Go to My Grave
Author: Catriona McPherson
Published: October 2018, Minotaur Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 304 pages
Source: Publisher


Summary:
Donna Weaver has put everything into The Breakers, a Bed and Breakfast that she and her mother are opening on a remote stretch of beach. Now it waits - freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers.

But as the guests arrive, they feel like they've been here before. Amid home-baked scones, gorgeous guest rooms, and lavish dinners fit for a king, the feeling of menace grows.

Someone has broken their vow. Someone is playing games. And then the games turn deadly...



My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Catriona McPherson and it definitely won't be the last! I was intrigued about this book as soon as I read the description and begged the publisher for a copy and am so grateful they sent one my way...it was definitely the perfect read for October - a Gothic thriller that had me guessing all the way through!

This book is so cleverly crafted it took my breath away. I loved the way it is set up and loved just how dark and atmospheric it is. It truly is the perfect book to pick up leading up to Halloween if you are so inclined...it is layered in secrets and ghosts from the past, and the isolated house and the locked room concept just add to the overall eerie sense of foreboding.

I loved the flashbacks and how they were sporadically given to us throughout the book. When they came, they provided much needed clarity and crucial pieces of information to tie into what was going on in the present. And let me just say, as much as I was trying to figure it all out, I definitely did not see that ending coming - it completely took me by surprise which is such a great thing! 

I also loved that I questioned all the characters, including the narrator. They are all drawn in such a way as to create suspicion about them. And some of these characters are the types that you just love to hate, so that just leads to being a bit unsure about them almost by default. 

This book was a twisty, dark read and one that definitely keeps you on your toes. I cannot wait to read more from this author, if this book is anything to go by!


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4 comments

  1. Ooohh, I love twisty dark books!! Haven't heard about this author, but I will add it to my TBR :)

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  2. Kristin, again you make a book sound so tempting!

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  3. Thank you! Publication day is always a bit nerve-wracking but this review is wonderful. I'm so glad you liked it.

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  4. Catriona McPherson will be speaking at our library and promoting this book so I'll be grabbing a copy there. Can't wait to get started on it.

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