Looking for a creepy atmospheric read! Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly is now available

Brenda’s review

I read Stone Mothers with a couple of my Instagram friends and it lead to such a great discussion.

Victorian mental asylum, deep dark secrets threatened to be exposed and the lengths these characters take to keep them buried.

The Stone Mothers is an atmospheric, slow-burn psychological thriller that at times I found a bit like a drama rather than a thriller.   I love a good atmospheric read with walls that hold secrets begging to be told and this story sure delivers on that. However, the part that didn’t quite deliver for me was the suspense I needed more but that was ok because the drama part of the story was well done.    

The story started off a bit slow at building the suspense and tension however it left us feeling as Heidi described as feeling like we were all part of a group but were the only ones who didn’t know what everyone was talking about.  We felt like we were kept in the dark. I started to feel a bit impatient and frustrated and that slowed down the story for me. The story did pick up for me at Part two and I began to turn those pages as fast as I could to see how everything wrapped up in the end.

What I really liked about this story and made the story for me I can’t really say as it could be a spoiler for some people.  I guess that’s what makes discussing in a group so great. I highly recommend for buddy/group reads.

Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for my copy.

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15 thoughts on “Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly

  1. Kim Rogers says:

    This book is so on my radar! Great review, I wished I had it so I could have read it with you! I love atmospheric books!

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Kim! I wish you had it too so you could have joined us!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I wish I had it too Kim!

      Like

  2. Jules_Writes says:

    I thought it had a slow start but then I was hooked, I really enjoyed it. Great review as always 😀

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Jules! I am glad to see you really enjoyed it!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Glad you enjoyed!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Tiffany says:

    Sounds so interesting! I love the cover and title. Not a typical story for me. I am curious now 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I think it could be one you would like! Not too dark but interesting.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I’m so curious too! Hope we both get a chance to read it and love it!!!

      Like

  4. Great review! I got this one from the library yesterday. Can’t wait to read it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Darinda! I hope you really enjoy it!

      Liked by 2 people

    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love it!!!!

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  5. Well I was interested at Victorian mental asylum!

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Same here! That sounds highly intriguing!!

      Like

  6. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Can’t wait to read this!

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