Review: The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman


March 20, 2017 by Myndi @ madbooklove

Title: The Widow’s House
Author: Carol Goodman
Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction, Gothic
Source: Free ARC from William Morrow

Rating: A

Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from William Morrow via Edelweiss. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.

Summary: In an attempt to revive Jess’s writing career, he and his wife Clare relocate from NYC to her small, rural hometown in upstate NY, taking on positions of caretakers of an old, eccentric home. What transpires after that is a gothic tale of old ghosts haunting the living until their vulnerabilities and secrets are laid bare.

Review: It has been many moons since I read The Lake of Dead Languages by the same author, but I loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to read this. And this? This is better. It has been since I last read Rebecca that I’ve picked up a gothic tale, and I am so, so glad I did. Now I have an urge to read Rebecca again, follow it with Wuthering Heights, and pretty much whatever other gothic tales I can get my hands on. There is something so intoxicating about the mood in a novel like this. It’s a little mysterious, a little creepy, slightly dramatic, and in the end, you aren’t quite sure what the truth is. You also aren’t sure that it matters.

If you are in the mood for a haunting tale that is spellbinding, but not scary, this is the book for you. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Review: The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

  1. rachel says:

    Great review! This wasn’t even on my radar but I really enjoyed The Lake of Dead Languages, so I’ll have to check it out!


  2. Fictionophile says:

    This is coming up soon on my review queue. Can’t wait to read it! LOVE the cover as well.


    • madbooklove says:

      Such a good read. At some point, I’d like to go back and read it again to see if I missed any important details. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. And I do love the cover as well. Properly spooky.


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