The Women in the Dark by Vanessa Savage | Book Review


Pages: 346
Publication: Grand Central Publishing
Release date: March 12, 2019
How I got the copy: Forever Publishing
Rating: 2/5

What intrigued me the most about this book was that it's about a once-beautiful murder house and I was in the mood for mystery. I expected creepy, haunting and suspenseful.

The Women in the Dark being about a family moving into the murder house, that’s been sitting empty for 15 years. After Sarah’s depression leads her to an overdoses on pills her husband, Patrick, decides moving would be a good new start. But once they’re moved in the kids start having nightmares, Patrick becomes violent, and Sarah senses there’s someone watching the house. Very The Amityville Horror-esque at times but with a twist.

I really enjoy mysteries, scary movies and The Amityville Horror but I didn’t like this. As much as I wanted to like it I couldn’t ignore or enjoy the writing tone. I couldn’t ger passed how much girl on girl hate there was with barely any enough redeeming moments. I also found it unnecessarily violent and vulgar, which I saw as trying too hard to create a “scarier” story.

Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely several creepy moments throughout the book but I couldn’t ignore or get passed what I didn’t like about this book. The Women in the Dark just wasn’t for me. And that’s okay because a shit ton of other people really enjoyed it.

Prior to the publisher showing me this book, I hadn’t heard of it or the author before. And there were a couple of other times when I was about to pick this up but would immediately want to put it down. It’s like I knew it wouldn’t be for me. But I agreed to review it and, like I said, I was in the mood for mystery so I pushed myself to start it. I should have trusted my intuition on this one. On a brighter note, I keep forgetting there’s a hand on the cover. The hand alone is just so creepy!

*A copy of this book was provided by Forever Publishing in exchange for an honest review*