Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic Review

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .

From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird” (The Guardian).

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.

“It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

Title:Mexican Gothic
Edition Language:English

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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    OMG! I had no brain right now! The author stole it! I wish she would have put some bravery into my heart because I think I’m not gonna sleep at least for a week and I already brought back Christmas ...

  • chai ?

    A gothic suspense novel set in 1950s Mexico with a cover like that? [adding book to cart] Who am I to deny myself every single desire that crosses my brain?...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "I pray I'll see you again. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me."WHEW. You think you know where this book is going, and then it goes there. Mexican Gothic begins in such an unassuming wa...

  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    2.5 stars...Yeah I know...this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. As soon as I found out this would be a BOTM, I grabbed it, I dropped everything I was doing to read it....and well that...

  • Julie

    Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a 2020 Del Rey publication. An exciting new approach to Gothic Horror fiction! I rarely ever comment on a book cover- but this one is stunning! It’s an eye...

  • Merphy Napier

    This an adult gothic horror that's heavily inspired by "The Yellow Wallpaper" (a story I LOVE). Overall, I really enjoyed it but I do feel like it had potential to be a 5 star book that I rave about f...

  • Vibur

    The stuff of potent mushroom trips and psychedelic nightmares. Yeah. It was fun. (I'm kidding. Don't do drugs, kids.)Holy carping crap, this is so creatively creepy, and I love it.The writing. Oh, the...

  • Arini

    3.5 StarsFor as intriguing as it is, immersive it is not. This tale is bizzare and fascinating in its monotony, and in the second half there lies the charm—or the problem, depending on how you look ...

  • Melissa Buehner

    Hmm. How best to describe “Mexican Gothic?” I guess I would say it’s –A little bit H. P. Lovecraft.A little bit Alfred Hitchcock.A lotta bit creepy old house.Yes. Mexican Gothic is part myster...