Una is on the fast track to nowhere when she takes a teaching job in the remote village of Skàlar.  Little did she know how remote it was going to be, how isolated from the outside world she would be, and how unfriendly the locals are.  The one thing that sparks her interest aside from teaching the only two children in the village is the mystery surrounding the death of  the girl who once lived in the room Una is staying in.  

I was so excited to read this ghost story of a book.  I was immediately drawn in when Una started asking questions about the ghost living in her room.  That’s where it ended for me.  I was disappointed when the truth came out of what really happened to the girls in the village and why.  The only parts that really kept my attention were the random chapters.  The first one being about a man who killed another man and then about a woman who was arrested for murders she didn’t commit.  

The ending also threw me off.  I am not one for open endings where I’m left with a lot of questions.  Although I did not enjoy this one, I do have other books by this author on my shelf that I am excited to read.

This one is out today! Thank you Minotaur Books for my #copy.

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon