They Drown Our Daughters

Recorded Books. Jul. 2022. 12:27 hrs. ISBN 9781705072998. Audio. $24.99. HORROR
Rumor has it that Cape Disappointment is haunted. This rumor once brought in droves of tourists, eager to visit the shore and maybe spot something sinister. Now, Meredith, escaping a failing marriage and planning to help her mother, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, returns to her hometown along with her daughter, Alice. Meredith’s mother is convinced that the ocean holds terrible secrets and is waiting for the women in their family—calling to them with dreadful intent. Part suspense, part ghost story, Monroe’s (All Darling Children) latest blends modern gothic horror with family drama, creating a captivating and unsettling listen. Mara Wilson’s well-timed narration lends an air of mystery and longing to this gripping tale that illuminates the pressures of motherhood and the ties that connect women across generations.
VERDICT This story, reminiscent of classic gothic horror such as The Haunting of Hill House but with a modern flair, will appeal to a wide range of horror readers. Recommended for fans of Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Jennifer McMahon, or any other reader looking for a creepy and satisfying listen.
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