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The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: HarperCollins
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About The Book

Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.
A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms.
Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation.
Coincidence? Or curse?
Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn’t believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left.
Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it’s up to her to find out the truth . . .
But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?


My Thoughts

With a son obsessed with lighthouses and Halloween around the corner, this was a must read for me! This is an eerie story, with reality and fiction mixed up and the reader will not know what part to believe; superstition or reality? It’s your choice to decide…Being a mother of 3 young daughters does not have to be easy, so when Liv has the opportunity to start afresh in a remote island with her family, she can’t say no. But when tragedy strikes them, she will have to face the truth about the place she has been living; a place where women were killed for being witches… Years later, the only daughter alive receives a call, her daughter’s sister has been found. Told between different periods of time and characters, this story is quite impossible to not love. I think it’s always interesting to read about the past, even if there’s fiction, it’s based in some reality, the witch hunt. All the women that were killed were believed to be “witches” and how in the present there’s still the superstition that they are hunting for next victims… Of course this is a fiction book, but how many times have we listened that there is a “supernatural” presence around places where people died? Is it guilt talking or is there something else? This is a great book to read during Halloween or any stormy night, it will give you the best atmosphere for this story! Are you ready for “The Lighthouse Witches”?


About The Author

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children. She also founded the Stay-At-Home Festival.