Goodreads Monday: Mexican Gothic

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


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Mexican Gothic
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fantasy
352 pages
Expected Publication: June 30, 2020, by Del Rey

From Goodreads: From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico — and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets.

“He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.”

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find — her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough, smart, and has an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.


 

I have read two of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s books ( The Beautiful Ones and Gods of Jade and Shadow) and I thought they were both wonderful. When I saw the description of her forthcoming novel, Mexican Gothic, I immediately added it to my TBR. I love a good Gothic tale, and the fact that Moreno-Garcia is writing it, coupled with the fact that it is set in Mexico makes me want to read it even more. It is not on NetGalley (yet, I hope), but I will keep looking for it and cross my fingers that if it does show up there, I will be approved for it. I don’t see why I wouldn’t be since I was approved for Moreno-Garcia’s previous novel, Gods of Jade and Shadow (and gave it a glowing review), but you never know. If I’m not approved, I’m sure I will be counting the days until Mexican Gothic‘s release once the spring of 2020 rolls around.

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