Byrd Whalen has returned to her family’s ancestral home but is finding that there have been family secrets deeply buried within. Over the course of one very long weekend Byrd begins to dig into the harrowing past and question everything she’s ever known about the Amore women and believed about herself.
In 1890, Nan who is the Amore family matriarch was banished from her home and sent off to America with her new baby in tow. Nan searches for a job after her arrival in America and finds herself at the estate of the wildly eccentric Green family. There she finds a couple of new companions who welcome her and share in the magic she had only been told stories of. But after some horrific events at the home it would become known as “The Witch House.”
The Witch House of Persimmon Point is one of those reads that is just so unique that I feel that people will either love it or hate it. The family history involved in this book is not one anyone would be proud of in the slightest. There is a lot of disturbing activities that go on throughout the book that it definitely will not be for every reader.
The story is told switching the POV from Byrd who had just arrived at the family home and has some things begin happening which leads to changing to the past to explain what had gone on with family members then. There’s some pretty dark and disturbing things in the read but also with excellent writing it becomes a strangely compelling read learning about these unique characters.
Overall, definitely not for every reader, a dark and disturbing read covering generations of one family making choices that would shock some and repeating terrible patterns in their lives. A unique story though if looking for something a bit darker and different than normal.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.