Friday, October 15, 2021

The Lighthouse Witches: A Novel by C. J. Cooke

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

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. 

When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it's an opportunity to start over with her three daughters--Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she's frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed.

Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she's initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers--except she's still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she'll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But she doesn't realize just how much the truth will change her.

my thoughts:

Wow. What a fantastic story! The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke had me hooked right from the start.  This book was gripping, fun, and imaginative. I absolutely LOVED it to bits! Talk about the perfect Halloween read. 

Liv, a single mother of three gets a job on a remote Scottish island. Her job is to paint a mural in the 100-year-old lighthouse.  Convinced this job will be just the fresh start they need, she packs her family up and heads to the island. Once there, she hears rumblings from the locals about old legends and scary stories involving witches and the lighthouse. Talk about a warm welcome. Anyhow, as the family starts to settle in, Liv finds herself living her worst nightmare - 2 of her daughters have gone missing. Flash forward, its twenty-two years later and Liv's remains daughter, Luna, gets a call about one of her missing sisters.  She's been found. The only thing is that she is still the same age as when she went missing all those years ago - she's still seven years old. Say what?! To figure out what happened all those years ago, Luna decides she must head back to the remote Scottish Island where it all happened. She must confront her past to deal with the here and now. And, that is all I will write about this awesome story. Just know that you are in for quite a magical and mystical treat. This book will give you chills and thrills and you will love every second of it. So, definitely get your hands on a copy and dive right in!

I would happily recommend The Lighthouse Witches to fans of Cooke and to anyone looking for a spooktacular read - you will LOVE this book to bits! Check it out!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

This is one I really want to read. :)