I am a fervent Poe fan, so while I was intrigued by a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher, my hopes were metered. But boy was I impressed by this one. Kingfisher takes the baton from Mexican Gothic and Wanderers and reimagines just what was haunting the Usher family leading to their descent into madness. The writing is atmospheric and the characters have a great modern twist.
This was close to a five star read for me but I really wanted a creepy, haunting wink at the end but instead it wraps up with a nice bow. I think that’s ok too and will please a lot of folks but I’m leaving this one at ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this story. All opinions above are my own.
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