Today’s Book Spotlight is on The Fall by: Bethany Griffin.
What would you do if you woke up one day to find that you’d been buried alive? Stifled inside a stone sarcophagus, you know the only way to save yourself and your loved ones is to bust and gasp for air. But what if something was keeping you there? Something sinister and supernatural?
Madeline and her twin brother Roderick are the last heirs to noble line of the House of Usher. Over the years, death and illness have dwindled the family down to nothing. There are rumors of a curse too, one that causes any Usher living inside of the family mansion to go mad. Roderick, of course, doesn’t believe in the curse, but Madeline knows its true. She’s seen it. She’s felt it. And she knows it is because the house itself wants it to happen. The house has trapped her in its crypts, fooling her brother into thinking that she’s dead and must be locked away with the rotting corpses.
But Madeline is determined to not die. She wants to live, even though she is half-mad and nearly dead with the family curse. And she will do anything in her power to stop the decay in the line of the House of Usher. Even if it means having to destroy the house itself.
This is an eerie, atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher.” It gives us a fresh perspective of what really might have been going on in the story, as well as fleshes out characters who have only appeared in passing. If you love spooky stories about ghosts, mystery, and betrayal, this book might be for you. To reserve a copy, please fill out a book request form.