The Lighthouse Witches

The Lighthouse Witches

Blurb

Don’t miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .

Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.

A lighthouse that weathered more than storms.

Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation.

Coincidence? Or curse?

Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn’t believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left.

Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it’s up to her to find out the truth . . .

But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?


Our Review

The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke is dark and creepy as hell.

Liv and her three daughters arrive on the remote Scottish of Lon Haven to paint a mural in the local lighthouse. The tension slowly built form the start and reached the point where it was almost unbearable.

The local myths and customs seem strange to the family who hail from York. Liv and her children aren’t sure what to make of the tragic history of the island. The lighthouse is built on the spot where men and women accused of witchcraft were held before being burnt.

The locals have legends of ‘Wildlings’, fae children replacing human children and killing entire families. Liv doesn’t believe any of it and then one of her children goes missing.

Year in the future one of her daughters is haunted by the island and the disappearance of her mother and two sisters but what really happened?

Everything added to the story including the description of the lighthouse.

“The lighthouse was called The Longing pitched amidst tessellations of black rock black as coal, thrashed for over a hundred years by disconsolate squalls, it needled upwards, spine straight, a white bolt locking earth, sky, and ocean together. It was lovely in its decrepitude, feathery paint gnawed off by northern winds and rust-blazed window frames signatures of use and purpose. I always thought lighthouses were beautiful symbols, but this one was more than that – it was hauntingly familiar.”

The multi-narrative perspective of the book really added to the suspense because the readers had to wait to find out what happened.

The Lighthouse Witches is one of the best books of its kind I have ever read but it also has a killer twist that is wholly unexpected.

The Lighthouses Witches is a phenomenal read. It is well-researched and the author’s note at the end of the book is well worth reading as well.

 

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