Review From User :
I debated between four and five stars for this book, and I landed on five because it's so refreshingly original and hard to categorize. I also think the storytelling is brilliant, so five it is.
Alberta "Bert" Monte receives a letter addressed to "Countess Alberta Montebianco." She lives in New York, and this title comes as quite the surprise.
The kicker She's inherited the title, along with a castle in Italy. Bert isn't fully buying into it, but she is interested in a holiday in Italy.
The trip starts out in luxurious and idyllic fashion. She's offered champagne and a private jet, along with lists of jewels and art. Finally, she's taken via helicopter to her castle in the Alps.
It's never that simple, is it Bert learns her family has a dark and secretive past.
The Ancestor is unlike any other book I've read. The gothic elements and atmosphere made my skin prickle, they were executed so eerily. The writing is beautiful, never a spare word. I was completely wrapped up in this story, and I LOVED Bert.
There's a twist here that shifts towards horror. It took me by surprise, and I think the author wrote it well. Overall, those looking for a well-written, creepy, original book with a gothic setting, definitely don't miss this one!
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
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