Girls of Brackenhill, by Kate Moretti

When you wait for the new release of one your favorite authors, your expectations are usually (and unfairly?) high. But then when the advance copy falls into your lap, you just hope the author delivers. And boy did Kate Moretti deliver! Surpassing your high and unfair expectations with such brio you find yourself at a loss for words.

Oh. My. God.

That not enough? Fine.

Girls of Brackenhill is sheer entertainment: compelling characters; an eerie background, a possibly haunted, secluded castle; action-packed; well-written story so intricate it takes you up to the very last page to find out who-what-why. It’s a great combination of ghost story plus a great mystery, left unsolved for seventeen years. A pure delight to read. I woke up the next day with the sensation I was still in the woods surrounding the creepy castle…

This book will be a movie before long. Until then, grab it, read it, enjoy it.
For the fans of Broken Girls (St. James) and Jar of Hearts (Hillier), Girls of Brackenhill is Moretti’s most accomplished work. And it’s my first 2020 favorite.

Thank you so much to Thomas & Mercer and Kate Moretti for the advance copy!