Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an arc of this book!
This book was fantastic! I’ve enjoyed Kingfisher’s other works, but this is probably my favorite of them all. This was a dark southern gothic book, and it was interspersed with a scientific main character. So there was a nice juxtaposition between the more gothic/creepy/mysterious elements and the more scientific ones. I very much enjoyed that.
It was an entirely creepy book, and I think is a PERFECT summer read. Read it on a hot night with something to drink and it’d be the perfect atmosphere for this book.
Sam is such a great and relatable character. She is a fat woman in her thirties, who comes home because her job is on furlough. Also her sense of humor. Absolutely hilarious.
The mystery revolves around family secrets and I loved the way that it entertwined ancient family drama with current family drama. It also tackled current social issues as well.
Overall, this was a well done book that anyone who is a fan of horror will love!