This grisly Gothic tale might offer refuge from our reality!

This grisly Gothic tale might offer refuge from our reality!

Want a guaranteed distraction from the headlines? New York Times best-selling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia offers up “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” in her latest page-turner, Mexican Gothic. Recently optioned for TV by Hulu, it’s poised to be 2021’s next big binge-watch hit. We’re calling it!

Her most recent novels ‘Gods of Jade and Shadow’ (2019), a fantasy quest across 1920s Mexico (a Nebula Award finalist and named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR), and ‘Untamed Shore’ (2020), a noir set in 1970s Baja California – are perfect pre-dinner lime- cocktail mixers for MEXICAN GOTHIC (Del Rey, 30 June 2020) set in Real del Monte, the real British mining town located in the mountains of Mexico.

Each of Sylvia’s books straddles a variety of different sub-genres (noir, fantasy, etc) yet is also keenly interested in character-development within their interior world.

The author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia ©

The story of Mexican Gothic takes place in the 1950s, in an isolated, worn-down mansion called ‘High Place’, where anthropology student and chic debutante, Noemí, 22, arrives to enquire after her ailing cousin, Catalina. This courageous socialite-turned-detective takes us on her journey to uncover the dangerous secrets that exist between the decrepit yet expansive walls of the mansion, without knowing whom to trust – not her cousin’s new husband, an attractive but menacing Englishman; nor his father, an ancient patriarch and eugenics supporter; and not even the shy and gentle younger brother, who seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past.

As Noemí digs deeper, she unearths stories of violence and madness that takes the reader on a breathless journey to a stunning, unexpected conclusion in this New York Times bestseller!

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