3 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟

This one was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I enjoyed the haunting element immensely. Monroe does a bang-up job with setting a chilly scene and invoking a deep sense of unsettle without a bunch of flash and bang. Often times a quiet hum you feel in your bones is more disburbing than something grusome in your face and I think she does this very well here. Also, the link between mothers and daughters and the lengths they will go to for each other was well established throughout generations.

While I did enjoy the sliding back and forth through time to get glimpses of each generation’s struggle, at times it could feel a little muddled, most especially towards the end. At the conclusion I was still left with some kind of big lingering questions. Without being revealing of spoilers all I can say is I’m okay with some mystery being held by the end but one thing in particular I would have liked spelled out, and it felt more like a plot hole to me than mystery. I can think of a reason why it was so but that isn’t necessarily my job and I didn’t like that it wasn’t addressed more plainly. Another unfortunate thing for me was I couldn’t really connect with any of the characters. None of them were all that likeable to me, which can fine if done right, but they all were equally unremarkable too in a lot of ways, the only exception to that being the curse that plagued them and their zest to be rid of it.

I received an arc of this book from Poisoned Pen Press via NetGalley and this is my honest review.

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