Monday, March 6, 2017

The Widow's House...Review & Giveaway!


Happy Monday, Readers!  Is anyone ready for a new read?  I just finished a great one and I am excited to share it with you today.  The Widow's House by Carol Goodman is a must read and hits the shelves tomorrow.  Here is the scoop...

This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife—a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York’s Hudson Valley.
When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation—of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career.
They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration.
But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is—this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate—it seems to be after Clare next…

  This was my first read of Goodman's and I was very impressed. This book is both riveting and haunting.   It is part ghost story, part mystery part  thriller and I couldn't put it down.  I really liked the character of Clare and felt myself quickly swept into the storyline and wondering what was real and what was her imagination.  Goodman has a true gift for twisty storytelling and if you have enjoyed books with a psychological twist you will love this.  The styling reminded me quite a bit of Kate Morton who is a real favorite of mine and I can already tell Carol Goodman will now hold a spot on my favorites list as well!  I would also suggest this for a book club pick...it would make for great conversation!   You can order your copy today from Amazon....



Giveaway Alert!  Harper Collins is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of The Widow's House by Carol Goodman!  Thanks so much to the publisher and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

Laura said...

I don't have a favorite genre of books. I like to mix it up! :)

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I like mysteries and F/SF mostly.

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Dynal Roberson said...

I love Sci-fi/Fantasy Books

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite book genre is mystery and thrillers.

Darlene said...

My favorite book genre is mysteries and love stories.

Ken Ohl said...

I love history books they are my favorite

Audra said...

I love a good mystery

Kayla Klontz said...

My favorite book genre is mystery.

Edye Nicole said...

I like fantasy books!

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Krystal Dunlap said...

I like true crime books the most but also read a lot of other genres.

Alexandra Oller said...

My favorite genre of books are mystery.

dlhaley said...

I like a good mystery!

ellie said...

I love mystery/thrillers.

Emily Benzing said...

I love thrillers/mysteries the most because I get addicted and always want to know what happens next! -Emily Ann

David Stuttard said...

I love mysteries/thrillers

lana simanovicki said...

Mystery

Katie Hyatt said...

My favorite would be mystery books

Jeremy said...

I enjoy reading mysteries.

Gabrielly Margutti said...

I love romance books.

kat said...

I love Crime, thrillers.

Nancy said...

Mysteries and legal or medical thrillers are my favorite genres.

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Charlene S. said...

I have many faves, but love mysteries the most.

Vikki Billings said...

my favorite is horror and thrillers, also mysteries are a close second.
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Tracy Webb said...

I like all books, all genres.

Stacy said...

I like multiple genres- thrillers, dystopian, nonfiction

Lisa Queen said...

I like a lot of genres. Really there is nothing I don't like! A good romantic mystery is a favorite! Thanks!

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Christy Maurer said...

I read a lot of genres. Right now I've been reading a lot of thrillers and mysteries.