Book club [October 2020]
This October, we are getting spooky. Give me all the horror and thriller books! In honor of the scariest month of the year and Latinx Heritage month, the My Night's Book Clubbed choice is Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Fabulous, but tough female protagonists, family secrets, and a creepy house? I am all for it this October. If you have Mexican Gothic on your TBR, or if you have already read it and are itching to chat about it, join My Night's Book Clubbed this month. Click any of the title links or the banner below to pick up your copy today.
Below is the October 2020 virtual book club choice. Join this month in the comments below or on IG @mynightsbooked. Discussion will take place via Instagram group chat on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm CT.
All are welcome, so invite your friends!
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find - her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.