The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

5 Stars

I officially have a new favorite thriller/horror author and I’m so excited! I loved The Last Village and this book was just as good!

Eleanor suffers from prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a person’s face, even if it’s her own family or closest friend. When she walks in on the murder of her Grandmother Vivianne she comes face to face with the killer, a killer that she can’t identify thanks to her face blindness. Every day that passes after the murder Eleanor worries grow bigger, she worries about the killer never being identified and them potentially coming after her next. Then to her surprise she finds out that Vivianne left her a house in the Swedish woods where her Grandfather passed away. Eleanor’s boyfriend Sebastian and her Aunt Veronika move in with her to this house of secrets but they will soon regret ever stepping foot in the house.

The amount of times my Apple Watch yelled at me during reading this book for my high heart rate is incredible, I’ve never had that happen to me before. I knew I loved her first book but wow, I wasn’t prepared for how much I would enjoy this one. It was twisty, dark, and left me anxious if I’m being completely honest. The amount of family secrets in this book blew my mind and I loved how unique all of the characters were.

If you’re looking for a gothic, atmospheric book please consider picking this up, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to St. Martins Press, Minotaur Books for the copy for my review.

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