White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

White is for Witching
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was very close to putting this book down as I wasn’t getting on with it at all, but I stuck with it and soon found myself falling head over heels!

This one follows the Silver family who run a bed and breakfast in Dover – Luc and the twins, Miranda and Eliot. You soon learn that Lily (the wife and mother) has passed away. Not only has this caused strife within the family, the house appears to be reacting as well. We soon learn that generations of the Silver family women are living within the walls of the B&B. Miranda is able to hear these spirits and we slowly see the effect they are having on her mental health. As the novel moves we unfold the secrets of this house, when Miranda goes missing – where will they find her?

This one left me feeling unsettled and I thought it was brilliant – once I got used to the writing style I found myself completely gripped. I would highly recommend this one for a dark winter’s night!


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