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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows

Title: House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin A. Craig
Rating: ★★★★

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Buddy read with Breanna.

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

For those of you who know me, you know that I love myself a good mystery!

Annaleigh was once one of many, but death has come to her sisters in line of succession. Known as being “cursed” by neighboring families, the girls find themselves struggling to find suitors.

Suddenly seeing the ghosts of her dead sisters, Annaleigh starts to believe the deaths of her sisters was no accident, but pre-determined.


When a friendly person starts to help Annaleigh uncover the mysteries behind her sister’s deaths, danger lurks closer than ever before. Will she figure out the mystery behind her sister’s deaths before she is next?

“It shouldn’t matter what your parents did, just what you do as a person.”

Craig introduces readers to a place where ghosts roam freely, death could be the next step you take, and nothing is truly as it appears. The author does a great job of creating the creepy murder mystery atmosphere, but adds a touch of paranormal into the picture.

The expected publication date is August 6, 2019.

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