Maddy‘s Review of Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah
Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this book.
I loved this book, and I pre-ordered it! Can’t wait to have a physical copy. Firstly, the cover is stunning! Sunflowers are my favorite flower and I was intrigued by a story where they are a central focus. You slowly learn more about the sunflowers and other parts of the town, and things get strange and interesting.
I haven’t read a Andrea Hannah book before, but I’ll definitely pick up her other ones in the future. She has a beautiful writing style. The book is so atmospheric and full of intrigue. I didn’t put the book down often, I read this over a few different sittings.
I love the characters, especially the main characters Delilah, Bo, Jude, and Whitney, Eleanor. Bo is my favorite character though. She’s so brave, intelligent, and set on getting to the bottom of what’s going on in Bishop.
The story builds up slowly, but then I was on the edge of my seat. I was worried for the main four characters and wondering who they could trust. A lot of the men in the town are suspicious. I enjoyed figuring out things slowly along with the characters. I haven’t really read supernatural thrillers before, but I loved this book and will give other ones a try.
Some parts or quotes in the book that stood out to me: “Like there was anything to be afraid of in a place like Bishop. It was a speck on a Midwest map , a dust-laden town trapped by windstorms and sunflowers. Women went missing sometimes, sure, but if she had to guess, Bo figured they’d packed up and left for something better before someone could hold them back.”
“There had always been something strange about this place. The sunflowers that hovered around them all like a threat. The way they watched. How they were a little too sentient to be just seeds and petals.”
Author: Andrea Hannah
Page Number: 304
Publish Date: 2/21/2023
Star rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Supernatural Thriller