Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 15/06/2021
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Mexican Gothic
Intoxicating
Silvia Moreno-Garcia has created a sumptuous, classically gothic tale that thrills with every twist and turn, before descending into a delightfully bananas... READ MORE
MG at Leicester Fosse Park
Mexican Gothic
Dark, unsettling and atmospheric!
Dark, disturbing, unsettling and, at times nauseating. Mexican Gothic has shadows of Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill entwined together and mixed... READ MORE
Jodie - Plymouth Drake Circus
Mexican Gothic
A delicious gothic blend of Du Maurier and Crimson Peak
I devoured Mexican Gothic in one sitting and by the time I'd finished my thoughts and emotions were just in tatters. It's about a young socialite who r... READ MORE
RONNIE
Mexican Gothic
A delicious gothic blend of Du Maurier and Crimson Peak
I devoured Mexican Gothic in one sitting and by the time I'd finished my thoughts and emotions were just in tatters. It's about a young socialite who r... READ MORE
RONNIE
Mexican Gothic
Spooky, spooky Gothic!
Huuhhhh. This is such a haunting book. The atmosphere builds up slowly, with you only gradually realizing that something in the house is deeply, deeply wro... READ MORE
Laura
Mexican Gothic
Hauntingly glamorous
I inhaled this book in two sittings. I would have read it in one, if I'd taken the day off work to read it, and I was close to. Mexican Gothic is dark and... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple
Mexican Gothic
Dark, disturbing and delightfully gripping
This is a book that was recommended to me by everyone I knew, and I only just got round to reading it. I wish I’d read it sooner! It takes the classic haun... READ MORE
Jennie Brown
Mexican Gothic
Chilling Gothic Plant Horror!
I absolutely adored this! I was not sure what to expect from Moreno-Garcia but everything about this is so well done. Gothic is a well trodden albeit muc... READ MORE
Rob at Bluewater

Synopsis

The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a mesmerising feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a young socialite discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico. He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemi. You have to save me. When glamorous socialite Noemi Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it's clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic, but her claims that her husband is poisoning her and her visions of restless ghosts seem remarkable, even for her. Noemi's more suited to cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing, but she heads immediately to High Place, a remote mansion in the Mexican countryside, determined to discover what is so affecting her cousin. She's tough and smart, with 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 is fascinated by Noemi; and not 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 wants to help - but he 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 Noemi digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemi, mesmerised by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind...

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529402681
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 228g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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Mexican Gothic
I couldn’t put it down
Wow, this book is incredible! I stayed up late to finish it because I just couldn’t put it down. It was creepy, but not in a way that made it super scary,... READ MORE
Jennifer Creed
Mexican Gothic
Page turner
Oh my god this book is amazing. It was recommended by a staff member and I am so glad she did she warned me it was a slow starter but I didn't think it was... READ MORE
Danielle Humphris
Mexican Gothic
Gripping, horrifying, wonderful!
This book is just superb. It’s the best “haunted house” novel I can think of, and I love the really sinister Lovecraftian angle to is. The first 200 pages ... READ MORE
Justin Salmon
Mexican Gothic
Rebecca with a dark twist.
I loved this book. It gave me Rebecca vibes from the beginning and then slapped me in the face with a dark twist.
Valerie Potter
Mexican Gothic
Far too slow of a start, but once you get over that you'll be greeted with a fast-paced wonderfully crafted gothic horror tale.
Content Warnings: Incest, rape/sexual assult, imprisonment, body horror, murder. This book started off I'd say a bit too slow. I got around 100 pages in a... READ MORE
Sky
Mexican Gothic
Awful
What a load of rubbish! The writing was terrible. The plot is boring and slow. Didn't like the characters. I ended up skipping pages just to get this f... READ MORE
Gina Musgrove
Mexican Gothic
When the plot twists, go with it!
The first two-thirds of the book had all the hallmarks of a Du Maurier classic, though Moreno-Garcia brings new life to gothic tropes such as instilling di... READ MORE
Rebecca Oldfield