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He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.When socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, she immediately heads to High Place, a remote mansion in the Mexican countryside, determined to discover what is so affecting her cousin. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic, but her claims that her husband is poisoning her and her visions of restless ghosts seem remarkable, even for her.Tough and smart, Noemí possesses 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 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, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family's past, their once colossal wealth and a faded mining empire. As Noemí digs deeper, she unearths stories of violence and madness, and she may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind . . .PRAISE FOR MEXICAN GOTHIC'The subversive, seductive, satisfying haunted house story I didn't know I needed' - Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January'Moreno-Garcia's gothic plot is as sharp as a razor and twice as dangerous' - A. J. Hackwith, author of The Library of the Unwritten'Masterful . . . a gloriously moody adventure.' - Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling'Darkly brilliant and captivating . . . Moreno-Garcia enthralls with this twisty tale of love and betrayal' - Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger and The Ghost Bride'Moreno-Garcia is a master who writes with a deft hand and a flare for beautifully evocative details' - Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings
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"Well I guess this was a good way to start off the spooky season. I had felt very uncomfortable with a lot of what went on and at one point I literally felt sick. The author did an amazing job writing these characters and the story. The details were really good. This story will most likely stay with me for a long time, and hopefully during that time I won't feel so sick when I think about it. Really good read."