This is a great gothic fairytale. It has horror and haunting.
Sueo, New Mexico’s women have no idea how to live a life free of sorrows. It’s La Llorona’s fault. She scours the rivers and streams in search of the next generation of girls to baptize, shedding more tears than any woman should have to bear. They can’t do much about the Weeping Woman except avoid wandering near the riverbed at night and attempt to keep their melancholy at bay. That’s what draws her to them: the anguish and heartbreak passed down from generation to generation of women. Mercy, maybe more than anyone else, is aware of this. She nearly drowned after losing her dearest buddy to La Llorona.
She did, however, make it through. But something wasn’t quite right about her return, and she knows La Llorona won’t be content until she brings the one soul who escaped down to the river’s depths. Mercy battles for her life to escape the ties of generational trauma and reclaim her soul free of ancestral hauntings by turning to the only things she knows will rescue her: plant medicine, pulp literature, and the promise of a love so powerful that even La Llorona can’t stop it. What follows is a breathtaking account of one woman’s journey into the realms of magic, healing, and rebirth.
I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.