Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
I love a good scary book and let me tell you that The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics was definitely a read with the lights on kind of book! Check out all the book details, my spoiler-free review, and there is a tour-wide giveaway!
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family.
When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she’s ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother’s voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin’s sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
Spoiler-free Review:[book rating=4/5]
The Women in the Walls is really freaking creepy. Even though I love scary books & stories, I am kind of a scaredy cat! So I couldn’t read this book at night…at all. I live in a very old house that makes a lot of involuntary noises and I lost a few nights sleep whilst reading. This review will be short, because this book is full of mystery and suspense and I am keeping the review spoiler-free so you all who like to be scared can enjoy its full mystification!
So we meet Lucy, who lives in this massive manor that helps support a country club group, all the clubs parties and events are held at this house that has been in Lucy’s family for years. Lucy lives in this huge house, with her father, aunt & cousin, as well as a chef who cooks for them, as well as all the many club events. The book basically opens on a graphic death, and that sure did set the tone. It goes on to reveal that Lucy has grown up quite unstable, being forced to never show emotions to her family or in public, and in turn it makes her take out those frustrations on herself without anyone really knowing what she is doing. I know that could be anything, but I am trying to keep this spoiler-free, but if you have any self-harm triggers, this is your warning that this book contains a lot of self-harm. I know for one, I was not expecting that, but it didn’t take away from the book, it worked.
There were many times when I had no idea what time-frame this book was set in, they light fires in their rooms to stay warm, and dress up in a lot of fancy clothes, then BOOM, they talk about cell phones and the internet…but honestly I loved the strangeness of it all. I literally highlighted more passages about the scenery or the research because I wasn’t sure what was happening and that too me, as the reader, made it a really fun mystery to solve! There is a lot of back story and discovery throughout the entire story, until the crazy reveal at the end. The ending was completely fulfilling as it is, but I would say there is a possibility for a sequel, however, I have no idea if there will actually be one. . .
This is a page-turning mystery that kept me on my toes, and the lights on. It is a really fast read and the vividness of the gore in this book is intense. Amy Lukavics weaves this tale in a way that was super creepy and extremely disturbing. Which I think is the whole point of a horror story. I really enjoyed this read, and it is perfect for all your frightening, spooky October reading lists!
Ever since she was little, Amy was especially intrigued by horror books and movies. Raised in a small mountain town in Arizona, she sustained herself on a steady diet of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books before discovering Stephen King in her mother’s bookshelf.
Amy lives with her husband, their two precious squidlings, and an old gentleman cat by the name of Frodo. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing games across many platforms.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE WOMEN IN THE WALLS, US Only.
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