“But the human animal is a social animal; a lifetime of being treated like an outsider may make a person yearn to finally be let in.”
Adelaide is Black woman on her own traveling across the country for a new start in the early 1900’s. She has fled her home in California with a heavy, locked steamer trunk to start over in Montana. She has heard about the free land programs and she thinks she is strong enough to survive the land and make it hers. But can she escape her secrets and integrate with the small town folk in Big Sandy?
Lone Women is the kind of horror I like most, rooted in real life. There are definitely dark, supernatural elements but the threat of other people and their agendas is always much more terrifying to me. I liked the use of both elements to add to the tension and drama. I always love stories about the pioneer spirit, so even the backstory without the horror elements would have kept me drawn to this story. For me it was pitch perfect on every page.
Thanks to Random House for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own. This one publishes tomorrow, definitely add it to your TBR!
Could you live on your own in the wilderness? Would you want to?