Mira can’t believe her ears when she hears that Celine, her childhood best friend, is planning a wedding at the hottest vacation destination in their small hometown: the plantation.
The stories of torture the enslaved people endured on that land are well-known to the locals, and their friend Jesse was wrongly arrested on the property. It wrecked his life and ended their friendship. Mira doesn’t understand why Jesse would even think about attending Celine’s wedding, yet he has RSVP’d yes. So she drives back to the town she left ages ago to see her former friends. What she finds are ghosts, and something worse.
Fans of Gothic horror will find the haunted-house aspect of this book satisfying.
The renovated grounds teem with unsettled spirits, unseen but seething as the wedding guests revel carelessly. Ghosts haunt and monsters hunt Mira as she faces her own complicity with the past. The most graphic moments happen as she faces what happened to the men, women, and children who died on the plantation. These chapters provoke horror, and rage, and in the end, this reader wondered if the reckoning could ever go far enough.