Ah, now this is exactly the sort of book I love to pick up. A creepy, energetic thriller with just the right balance of horror, intrigue and fantasy.
The beginning of the novel was similar to many haunted house stories – a young woman must visit an old house in the middle of nowhere. When she arrives, she discovers that it is decrepit, mouldy and its occupants decidedly odd. There are silent servants, lecherous men and a cousin who is acting anything but normal.
The protagonist is Noemi, a character that you can’t help rooting for. She is bright and fun and the perfect antithesis to the bleak surroundings, high in the mountains where the mist is a constant companion.
About halfway through, the plot veers away from that of a traditional haunted house tale and becomes something very different. It surprised me, but I loved it. The plot is imaginative and brave, and I am now looking up Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s other books (Gods of Jade and Shadow next, I think!)
You can find Mexican Gothic here.
6 thoughts on “Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”
So awesome that you liked this! I feel like I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one! Great review. 🙂
Thank you! I’m not surprised, it’s an excellent book
Love the precise review. This has been on my TBR for a while now. I’ll probably pick it up soon. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it. It’s an entertaining book- hope you like it!