Carol Goodman is one of my favorite authors. I read The Lake of Dead Languages years ago when it was first published and have recommended it to many people. It is still one of my favorite books. I have ready everything Goodman has written and while I like some of her work more than others, she is a must-read author.
The Widow's House is Goodman's newest novel and it does not disappoint.
Jess and Clare move back to their former college town in an attempt to revive Jess' writing career. After a first novel that was well received, Jess' career has been in a slump. Their marriage isn't exactly thriving, either.
A former professor hires the couple to act as caretakers at his estate and although this should be a new start, Riven House, their new home, has an air of sadness and mystery hanging over it.
Things get worse when Clare starts hearing babies crying at night and a person standing on the estate. After she studies the history of the area and realizes the darkness surrounding where she lives, Clare's life becomes even more terrifying.
Goodman's novels are typically a little creepy and suspenseful, with a college setting. She's managed to check off all these things in this novel, and I love everyone of those aspects to her books. I'm always glad to read what Goodman puts out and already have three friends who have been waiting for her next book. I'm excited for them to read The Widow's House and talk it over with them.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
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