Vera is returning home to care for her mother, Daphne, who is dying. The two have always had a strained relationship and Vera must navigate that and the memories of her home, a place where her father was arrested as a serial killer. She is fearful and uncertain at first delving back into the memories of her childhood, one where she remembers her father and his love before he was taken away. As she investigates the basement where he kept his victims and finds his writings we see a wholly different picture of the evil oozing out of every pore of this house.
This one is definitely a slow burn where creepy and true crime weave together nicely. I’m not sure I liked Vera for most of it but I’m not sure you’re supposed to. I really liked the way the plot unraveled and how the evil manifested. This one is a perfect read to put on your list for spooky season.
I did this one on audio and the narrator wasn’t my favorite with her different voices for the characters but I enjoyed the story enough that I am going to rate it based on the plot rather than the delivery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
Thanks to Macmillian Audio for advanced access to this audiobook. All opinions above are my own.
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