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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Horror

Mexican Gothic

Repeat Author
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include Gods of Jade and Shadow.

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Quick take

A new take on Gothic suspense that displays the horrors of colonialism against a dreamy (read: nightmarish) backdrop.

Good to know

  • Feminist

  • Supernatural

  • Movieish

  • Creepy

Actress Stephanie Beatriz recommends Mexican Gothic this month.

Why I love it

Gothic stories in the style of novels like Jane Eyre and films like Crimson Peak are my favorite, but I have longed for the missing presence of Latinx characters in these rich worlds. Mexican Gothic takes us on a familiar Gothic Romance ride: terrifying, sexy, thrilling, and gorgeous. A story where you feel you MIGHT know how it all ends (and if you’re a fan of thrillers/mysteries, you very well m...

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Synopsis

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed 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 he...

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Preview

Get an early glimpse from the first pages of Mexican Gothic.

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July 2020