Dear reader, if you have been around a while you'll know I read A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw early in 2022 and adored the book. Generally speaking, when I love a book, I begin to devour everything that the author has ever written. This habit started as young as age 8 and I fear it will continue for the rest of my life. I collect authors - not the books, because I will happily borrow and return them and gift away copies I have finished. I read everything I can get my hands on before moving on to someone new.
This year I have been trying to read a variety of authors and so far had managed not to repeat myself... until I started holiday shopping and fell into researching some of the authors I had read this year. As a result, I snapped up a copy of The Wicked Deep (by Shea Ernshaw, if you where not able to connect my love of an author ramble to this subject of this post).
Sparrow, Oregon is haunted by the spirits of the Swan sisters who were drowned as witches 200 years ago. Every summer the town is inundated with tourists, hoping to meet the sisters when they return, possess young women of Sparrow, and drown young men in revenge.
Over the course of the book the main characters, Penny and Bo, search to get to the truth behind the Swan sister's story. Are there really ghosts coming from the sea every June for revenge? Is it some weird mass hypnosis or cult? Is it all a great coincidence? If you like ghosts, towns with haunted histories, and love stories - get yourself a copy of The Wicked Deep. Ernshaw lived up to my expectations and I can't wait to start my next adventure in her writing.