While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged!
Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome.
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin
begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to
High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she
will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí
knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.
You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.