House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
Overall Rating: ***
Reading Rate: ****
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Buy it on Amazon: Here
House of Salt and Sorrows is part mythology and part murder mystery as Annaleigh tries to figure out who is killing off her family one by one. Is it a suitor, business associate, servant, a family member, or perhaps even a curse from the gods?
This book had just the right amount of creep factor that leaves you double checking dark corners without being gruesome. There was a lot of building in first part of the book that made it difficult for me to stay interested, however once I got to the second half I could not put it down and finished in a single night! The plot does jump around quite a bit (which makes sense in the end) but caused some rereading of pages or passages to try to understand what was happening. There are enough characters to build out and questions left unanswered at the end that I could see more books being written in this universe in the future. I would recommend this book to a reader over the age of 15 who was interested in horror or paranormal mystery novels.
I also have to mention that the cover of this book is completely stunning, this would have been 100% a cover buy for me alone without even reading the synopsis.
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for the opportunity to read House of Salt and Sorrows in Exchange for my honest review.