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Girls of Brackenhill As a big fan of Kate Moretti’s previous works I was truly excited to get lost in her new claustrophobic facing your past and dirty family secrets traumatic experiences story It begins fast a prologue from past a girl’s killing and we turn back to present time to meet Hannah getting a phone call inform her estranged Aunt had a traffic accident and as a next of kin she had to drive to the hospital which meant she had to drive to the haunted place where she repressed her worst childhood memories Her dear fiancée accompanies her But as soon as they reach the hospital they find out her aunt is dead First instinct of Hannah is running away without looking back like she did 17 years ago but now she needs to stay and turn back to their family castle located in the Catskills An eerie dark bleak suffocating place full of family secrets As soon as she comes back to the place Hannah’s blurry memories about her past start submerging She has memories about her own sister Julie’s disappearance that she is scared of facing them She thinks she may be involved with her disappearance because of her never ending nightmares where she finds herself holding a shovel burying something or someone And now she uses her mental shovel to dig out about her family’s past and she starts to think car accident that ends her aunt’s life may be a murder and somebody try to harm her family Sometimes you gotta learn the truth in expanse of ruining your own life and changing your realityIt was fast gripping moving exciting book with so many whirlwind twists Some of them were easy to predict and some of them were really witty and surprising Hannah has so many flaws but she was still connectable character As you learn about her past you start to empathize with her and her sister It was solid well written satisfying four starred read for me This author never disappoints me and thankfully she helped me to get lost this mysterious captivating dysfunctional family dramaSpecial thanks to NetGalley and ThomasMercer for sharing this gripping ARC in exchange my honest review This was a wonderful gothic mystery to get lost in Hannah hasn't been back to her family's mansion in the Catskills since she was a teen and her older sister disappeared However she's called back when her aunt is involved in a tragic accident and she needs to return to her uncle Along the way she discovers memories long forgotten ghosts that need to be laid to rest and secrets that should have been kept buried This story will keep you guessing and give you chills deep into the night Loved itThank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Kindle First Pick for October 2020I've read uite a bit of Moretti's backlist and I highly respect her work as an author Brackenhill has a tried and true plot that will be familiar to most seasoned readers of psychological suspense and I think the strength of this story is in its encompassing atmosphere and compelling narration rather than any unsuspected twists and turns As you can probably tell from my rating this isn't my favorite novel from Kate Moretti but don't let that stop you from giving this one a try; I mainly struggled with the pacing and the lack of full closure at the end of the story As a reader I think this one was just not a full on hit for me but will look forward to the author's future works with as much gusto as I anticipated this one Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy The Girls of Brackenhill a mysterythriller was a solid 4 stars The book centers around main character Hannah after a tragic accident involving her aunt she returns to her family’s castle located in the Catskills The castle which was a magical place to Hannah as a child was also a dark place full of secrets and a place where her older sister Julia was last seen Upon returning Hannah is forced to revisit her past and slowly starts to remember memories that’s she’s repressed over the years shocking and devastating memories To make matters worse Julia’s disappearance isn’t the only mystery that plagues this dark place her aunt’s accident may have not been an accident after all The Girls of Brackenhill was an interesting read and kept me fully engaged throughout the entire book A uick read that’s full of twists and turns readers will not be disappointed Highly recommended to fans of crime and mysterythriller books Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review Full disclosure I'm a lifelong gothic junkie That said it probably won't surprise you that I loved Kate Moretti's most recent book The Girls of Brackenhill is the second Moretti novel I've read and it was exactly what I've been craving It's got a dilapidated castle in the Catskills a mysterious death a flurry of disappearances and a generous dash of the supernatural I'm not sure if it tops her previous novel The Blackbird Season but Moretti does ratchet up the ghostly mythical elements and a sense of uncertainty pervades the story Not only is Hannah Maloney an unreliable narrator but her older sister Julia is also a character whose perceptions can't be trusted And then there's the crazy aunt the local witch and the delirious silent uncle The story begins with a car crash that jolts Hannah out of her placid oh so sensible existence After 17 years spent avoiding Rockwell the town where she'd spent her summers as a young girl she finds herself forced to confront memories she's avoided since Julia disappeared in 2002 Chapters alternate between Hannah past and Hannah present which gives readers a gradual sense of what went wrong But even at the end of the book there is no clear resolution and for some reason I found that really satisfying There's a circular nature to events as well as to places and characters When Hannah and Julia first arrive at their Aunt Fae's castle they get lost in the vast labyrinthine basement No matter how methodically they try to escape the dark space they simply can't find their way out – as if they've stumbled into a time and a space where logic doesn't apply Unlike her sister Hannah doesn't buy into anything that's not rational But she's still conflicted still confused Brackenhill is an eerie haunted dwelling but it also brings her back to a dreamy fantastical moment in her life Her current day relationships are mostly “transactional” but they weren't then Which is one reason she refuses to believe her sister is dead Julia must have escaped somehow broken free of the ominous drudgery of their mother's homeThe plot had many twists and is wonderfully fast paced I also liked Hannah despite her failings I even liked the crazy aunt the disheveled witch and the town drunk as characters though I can't say I'd want to hang out with them All in all this was a great fun spooky read a la the Brothers Grimm It reminds me of Carol Goodman's novels which are also usually set in the Catskills but it has its own distinct style Much thanks to Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review I read this eerie and completely captivating thriller in one breathless day Enough said Review to come Kindle First October I'll never sleep again and it's all this book's fault ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for a review Author of The Vanishing Year The Blackbird Season and In Her Bones Kate Moretti's THE GIRLS OF BRACKENHILL A newly engaged woman is summoned to her aunt's storybook mansion in the Catskill mountains her beloved aunt has been killed in a tragic car accident and her uncle is gravely ill and at the end of his life to the scene of her sister's mysterious and traumatic disappearance sixteen years earlier She discovers that some family secrets will not stay buried and sometimes old ghosts haunt forever A looming castle a woman haunted by her sister's unsolved disappearance and long buried secrets clawing their way up to the surface — Kate Moretti deftly weaves it all together in a gripping gothic ghost story of the first order GIRLS OF BRACKENHILL is full of chills thrills and dark surprises You won’t stop turning the pages until the stunning end — and even then you’ll be sleeping with the lights on Don’t miss it

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