18 November 2021

The Lighthouse Witches - Book Review


The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke
Publication date: September 30, 2021
Pages: 367 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Intricate plot
Weaknesses: Kind of confusing til it all came together

I've thought about this book for days since finishing it! It's a few characters/timeline alternating story - there's the owner of the lighthouse (more toward the end than the beginning), Liv in 1998 (a woman who moves herself and her three daughters to the bothy next to the lighthouse so she can paint commissioned art inside it), and Luna in 2012 (Liv's surviving daughter, trying to get on with her life after her mother and both sisters vanished in 1998).

Around the half-way point or so, it started feeling a little confusing, but pushing through that was an excellent idea - the ending was so fascinating, as everything fell together. Unfortunately, that makes this the sort of review that can't give away too much. Let's just say there's a happy-ish ending for the characters we know.

Overall, I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars and would consider reading it again. The magical part was super interesting, if a bit scary. I'd recommend it for those who like witch stories, as well as those into interesting family dramas, as Luna tries to untangle what she can't remember of what happened to her family.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review. 

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