• Type: Books
  • By: Sarah Perry
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062856395
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A contemporary creepy Gothic.

In this contemporary Gothic novel Helen Franklin is drawn into a friend’s strange and manic research about an ageless wanderer, Melmoth the Witness, a being at once both terrifying and inexpressibly attractive to those who know of her. But is she real? A being bearing witness to humans’ folly and wickedness—attracted to complicity and cowardice—and always on the edge of one’s vision… unless, she has come for you. After an evening start I decided to read the rest during the day and tried not to imagine a dark figure in the corner of my room. It’s atmospheric, ominous, disturbing and beautifully written.