Book Notes: The Lighthouse Witches (C. J. Cooke)

A great novel about witches and mystery that is told in 1998 and 2021.

My notes and thoughts on The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke.

This book was a very interesting read, with a mystery of disappeared people, witches burned and a story told by mother and daughters, twenty years apart.

The Lighthouse Witches

C.J. Cooke (2021)

Two sisters go missing on a remote Scottish island. Twenty years later, one is found--but she's still the same age as when she disappeared. The secrets of witches have reached across the centuries in this chilling Gothic thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Nesting.

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I enjoyed the POVs from Liv, Saffy and Luna, and experiencing the story through their eyes was a great experience and helped a lot in understanding the characters more. They are well written and each add their side to the whole story, that we slowly piece together.

The mystery is well told and it builds up the suspense and your interest and curiosity as you go. It is a slow burn on the first 2 thirds of the book - not that it is a bad thing - and then, when you start understanding and everything starts to make sense and click on your mind... that's just fantastic!

In the end, I picked up this book because it was beautiful and the plot sounded interesting - specially for an October read - but was gladly surprised on how much I liked it after I finished!

Forgiveness is a kind of time travel, only better. Because it sutures the wounds of the past with the wisdom of the present, at the same moment as it promises a better future.

Most of the time reading this book, I was listening to The Serpent soundtrack, which I leave the first track below!

A great novel about witches and mystery that is told in 1998 and 2021. #books #bookNotes

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I recently posted a bunch of new fiction books I got recently, and I guess now’s the time to share books I preordered and I’m waiting to receive! Legends & Latter by Travis Baldree is what seems like a western and D&D take on the slice-of-life genre, and it’s been very well received. Got it as part ... source

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This time it's a gothic mystery with witches: The Lighthouse Witches. It's a great read that starts as a more slow-burn mystery. The story is told from different PoVs at different times. Picked up because it had a beautiful cover, and ended up totally involved.I posted my notes here: https://geekos... source

Elizabeth Morgan Elizabeth Morgan

@falcon not gonna lie I would also pick this up just for the cover source

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Now, some fantasy with dragons: Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman.It's a good not-so-battle fantasy with a slight different take on dragons. And the main character is a half dragon.I had so much fun with this one years ago!! It's the first in a duology, but works perfectly as a standalone, as the second ... source

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Mexican Gothic: This book is SO AMAZING that I really wanted to forget all about it just so I could read it again.It's a slow burn historical horror set in... Mexico, that totally picks up as it approaches the end that you won't be able to put it down as you get past a point.LOVED the antagonist/thi... source

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@falcon So happy to see you enjoyed it! I loved loved loved this book so much when I read it a couple of months back! source

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@falcon @bookstodon oh this sounds interesting! source

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@weebdeluxe it's soooooooo good, right? source