The Woman In The Woods

By: Lisa Hall

Thank you to NewGalley and Harper 360 for the ARC of this book!

Allie moves to a quaint cottage with her husband, Rav, and young daughter Mina. The cottage is in Pluckley village, a village known to be haunted. Shortly after moving, Allie gives birth to a baby boy, Leo. Strange things then start to occur. She hears scratching in the chimney, sees rays of white in the woods, and finds odd things around the cottage. Allie starts to discover the history of her old cottage and finds stories of witchcraft and superstitions that surround the house. Her family may be in danger, and Allie believes she is the only one that can save them. But the danger is not quite what it seems.

This book was not the book for me. I found it rather boring, not gripping nor suspenseful. I forced myself to finish this book. There were long dense paragraphs of descriptions and Allie’s thoughts (as it is in the first person point of view). It was just blocks and blocks of text with hardly any dialogue break. I know what the author was trying to do with this book, and in my opinion, it fell flat and failed. I am, however, able to give the book two stars instead of the one that I was going to give it because there is a small twist in there that I didn’t see coming.

This author is well known, so if you’d like to read this book, you can get it here.