REVIEW: The Lighthouse Witches

I think I would have enjoyed this novel more if I hadn’t just read House of Hollow. Lots of similar vibes with three missing sisters that later appear mostly unharmed. This story focuses on a tiny Scottish island town steeped in a history of witchery. Liv moves into town to paint a mural in a lighthouse on commission. She brings her three daughters with her and they are quickly pulled into small town drama. Liv discovers the painting she is doing contains some ancient runes and that there is an entrance to a mysterious cave beneath it. As she hears more stories about the wildlings that replace small children with dopplegangers, her paranoia begins to grow. Then one daughter goes missing…

The story is revealed to us in multiple timelines; we follow Liv in 1998 and her daughter, Luna in 2021 as well as a story buried in a grimoire one of the daughters finds. There are great moments of history where we see witch trials and paranoia run abound. I think that was the part I liked the most. I didn’t really connect with any of the main characters and lots of times their actions frustrated me. The end also felt really rushed and didn’t quite explain all of the things I needed explained. ⭐️⭐️⭐️


Thanks to Netgalley for a copy. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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