My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. DNF at 20%. This book was just not for me and I had a hard time staying engaged. It started interesting enough with the bookstore owner, Charlie, and his assistant, Aphra, attending an estate sale where they are looking through old books. But unfortunately when they went to the beach and Aphra started some kind of magic in moving the wind and explaining the water people and the land people and the flashbacks to Innsmouth, I just couldn’t stay interested. I see much of the reviews for this book relate it to H.P. Lovecraft’s work, which I haven’t read nor am I familiar with, and perhaps that is the reason for the disconnect. This did get a lot of good reviews with high ratings, but not my kind of story.