They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe

They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe
Published by Poisoned Pen Press on July 12, 2022
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 396
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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"The best kind of story―one that will both break your heart and scare the hell out of you." ―Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Children on the Hill
If you can hear the call of the water,It's already far too late.
They say Cape Disappointment is haunted. That's why tourists used to flock there in droves. They'd visit the rocky shoreline under the old lighthouse's watchful eye and fish shells from the water as they pretended to spot dark shapes in the surf. Now the tourists are long gone, and when Meredith Strand and her young daughter return to Meredith's childhood home after an acrimonious split from her wife, the Cape seems more haunted by regret than any malevolent force.
But her mother, suffering from early stages of Alzheimer's, is convinced the ghost stories are real. Not only is there something in the water, but it's watching them. Waiting for them. Reaching out to Meredith's daughter the way it has to every woman in their line for generations―and if Meredith isn't careful, all three women, bound by blood and heartbreak, will be lost one by one to the ocean's mournful call.
Part queer modern gothic, part ghost story, They Drown Our Daughters explores the depths of motherhood, identity, and the lengths a woman will go to hold on to both.


I absolutely hated this book. It was not horror in the slightest. It was, in all honestly, women’s fiction about mothers and daughters which you know, cool if you go into a book knowing that and wanting to read that. I went into this book expecting horror thanks to the genre and the fact that this was nominated for those goodreads end of year awards. Now I know I can’t trust a single thing goodreads nominates. This was absolutely boring. It didn’t make sense. The main character Meredith was unlikeable and nonsensical. The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because of the Judith chapters, which were the only good ones. God, I am enraged at having wasted my life on this. AND THE writing itself, apart from the story, wasn’t even good!


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