I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Little Eve by Catriona Ward
Narrator: Carolyn Bonnyman
Published by Macmillan Audio, Tor Nightfire on October 11, 2022
Genres: Fiction, Gothic
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
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From Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street, comes the Shirley Jackson Award-winning novel Little Eve, a heart-pounding tale of faith and family, with a devastating twist
“A great day is upon us. He is coming. The world will be washed away.”
On the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the wildest coast of Scotland, a clan prepares to bring about the end of the world and its imminent rebirth.
The Adder is coming and one of their number will inherit its powers. They all want the honor, but young Eve is willing to do anything for the distinction.
A reckoning beyond Eve’s imagination begins when Chief Inspector Black arrives to investigate a brutal murder and their sacred ceremony goes terribly wrong.
And soon all the secrets of Altnaharra will be uncovered.
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I liked this book! I was eager to read this book since I really enjoyed the last two books that I read by this author. Now that I have finished this book, Catriona Ward has earned a spot on my list of must-read authors. It did take me a minute to really get into this book but once I did, I was hooked. I loved the creepy atmosphere and couldn’t wait to see what was really going on.
Eve lives in a castle with her “Uncle” and other members of their group. They lead an isolated life and her “Uncle” has all of the power in the cult that they live in. We learn early on in the book that this was not going to have a happy ending and I was anxious to see how everything would play out. As much as I wanted to be amazed by some of the things that happened on this small Scottish island, I know that cults can be just as cruel in the real world. Eve, Dinah, and the rest of the characters have known nothing else but this life so they don’t question the way things are.
I listened to the audiobook and thought that Carolyn Bonnyman did a great job with the story. I loved the voices that she used for the cast of characters. I thought that the accent that she used was perfect and added a lot to the story. I thought that her delivery of this story really helped to bring the somewhat creepy atmosphere to life. I do believe that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this story.
I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a very well-done story that had all of the twists and turns that I had hoped to find. The more that I read, the harder I found it was to set this book aside. I cannot wait to read more of Catriona Ward’s work.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Tor Nightfire/Macmillan Audio.
Wow, this one sounds creepy and intense. And I love it when a narrator can make a good book even better.
Ohhh spooky looking castle
Great review you have of this one here. I just love those books that you can’t put down, makes for such a memorable reading experience!
But a great cover.. this sounds like my kinda book.
Real cults give me the creeps! Glad you enjoyed it despite knowing there would not be a happy ending.
That does sound like it would be a good read.
I thought her books leaned toward horror so I haven’t read them.
Ooh…sounds like one I would really like. And what a crazy, cool cover. 🙂
This sounds so good.
This looks so good and so creepy! I definitely need to pick up the audio on this one.