Release Day Review: Fallen by Mia Sheridan

October 18, 2020

Scarlett Lattimore arrives at Lilith House, an abandoned mansion built in 1876, that later housed a reform school for troubled girls, to start a new life with her seven-year-old daughter.

But between the nearby town with the strange, disconcerting feel, the deputy sheriff who is equal parts intriguing and suspicious, and the discovery that their new home holds a dark and violent past, Scarlett soon begins to question her rash decision.

She is shaken and afraid by the screams that echo in the walls and the drumbeat that arises from the surrounding woods where the ghost of an indigenous man is said to roam, seeking vengeance. Her fear is also personal, because Scarlett knew one of the girls who attended the school, a friend who escaped into those woods and was never seen again. They all thought she was a rebellious runaway who later encountered foul play, but perhaps the truth is far more sinister.

As Scarlett’s extraordinary daughter Haddie becomes consumed by the eerie figure who weaves and beckons through the forest fog, and a legacy of secrets reveal themselves, it becomes clear both Scarlett and Haddie are in grave danger. When the past intersects with the present, they will come face to face with the true evil of Lilith House. An evil that has lasted for more than a century.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Mia Sheridan is such a phenomenal author. For her last couple of releases she has gone a more suspenseful route. Which she hit each release out of the park in my opinion. I admire authors for trying something new. I love it when they can continue to surprise me with their intricate storytelling. Being able to relate or connect to characters in a book is very important, and I was 100% invested in the life of Scarlett and her daughter Haddie. I will be very vague in this review because I think you should go into this story blind. The atmosphere in this book is creepy, dark, and suspenseful. Things aren't as what they seem, and I loved not being able to predict what would happen next.

Fallen was in my opinion magical in some aspects, and I especially loved Haddie's POV. She is such a sweet and special young girl, and she definitely elevated the story in my opinion. There are different POVs, which didn't bother me at all. We go back and forth into present and past time but it was done really well. I was intrigued and invested in seeing what would happen in both time periods. Everything is connected and came together perfectly at the end. This book had me smiling and crying. I was on the edge of my seat a couple of times, and I just couldn't put the book down. I needed to know what would happen next. This book was amazing and beautiful. Mia's writing is just one of the best, and she continues to exceed the expectations I have for her books. I really hope she will continue to write more books in the same setting/atmosphere as this book, because I want more! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a grown-up Haddie wil get her own book.
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Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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