Coulee Chatter: Lets Chat about Gothic or Chilling Settings #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

In the spirit of Halloween and our fun new clip art, Norma and I decided to start a discussion post with chilling and unsettling aspects to books that have made our skin crawl or send chilling shivers up our spines.  For this post, let’s chat about gothic or chilling settings and what makes them so appealing to us.

Brenda: I love the secrets that gothic or chilling settings hold.  It doesn’t really matter what the setting is as long as it holds some secret or mystery.  I always think if the walls or the setting could talk what secrets do they have to share with us.

Norma:  I am not exactly sure what attracts me so much to gothic or chilling settings.  I just love the whole atmospheric feel that they bring to the storyline. Gothic and chilling settings are so mysterious and suspenseful for me and I absolutely love that fearful apprehension feeling.

Join us on our journey through some doors to some of our favorite fascinating creepy and unsettling settings described in 5 words or less.


The Broken GirlsThe Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Setting: Abandoned boarding school

LC67-4Haunting, buried secrets, eerie, and isolated.


The Weight of LiesThe Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

Setting: Old mansion on an isolated island

L329-5Mysterious, threatening, suffocating and isolating.


The Red HunterThe Red Hunter by Lisa Unger

Setting: Run down house

LC67-1Buried secrets, walls that could talk, dangerous


The Silent CompanionsThe Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Setting:  Victorian Family Estate

LC67-8Mysterious, unsettling, creepy, menacing, and haunting.


The Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Setting: Victorian Manor

LC67-3Spellbinding, ghostly, intriguing, secretive


The Witch of Willow HallThe Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Setting: Country Home

img_6579Witchy magical, haunting, ominous, mysterious, and menacing.
Mr. Flood's Last ResortMr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd

Setting: Clutter Mansion

LC66-10Magical, eccentric, ghostly and menacing


Every Single SecretEvery Single Secret by Emily Carpenter

Setting: Remote chilling retreat

CL104-3Intense, dark, chilling, and suspenseful


An Unwanted GuestAn Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Setting:  Remote mountain lodge

LC66-15Chilling, dangerously isolated, untrustworthy guests


Let’s chat!  Do you find gothic or chilling settings appealing and what makes them so appealing to you?  What are some of your favorites?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

Sneak Peek Sunday: Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @about_thethrill

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  Today we are joining Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read and with this Sunday Sneak Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts and just how excited we are to read this book.

Today, Kim, Norma and I are so excited to take a peek into Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.  Christina is showing some love and excitement over on her blog for another upcoming group read.  Please travel on over to her blog to see what she is cheering for.

Anonymous girl

Norma and I loved The Wife Between Us and when we saw Anonymous Girl on NetGalley yeah you know what we were doing!!!  We were cheering and here they are our cheering characters.



An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. 

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

img_6429Have you read this one? Want to add this one to your lists of books to read?  Have you read The Wife Between Us?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!