The Vox Book Club is getting spooky for Halloween.
Moreno-Garcia’s novel follows Noemí Taboada, a young Mexico City social butterfly who visits her cousin at her husband’s family’s mansion, which she soon realizes is haunted. A reviewer for Kirkus praised the book, writing, “Fans of gothic classics like Rebecca will be enthralled as long as they don’t mind a heaping dose of all-out horror.”
The book was a New York Times bestseller and is being adapted into a limited series for Hulu, with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos producing.
“It is a Halloween delight, and I can’t wait to talk about it with you,” wrote Vox’s Constance Grady. “We can even go back to high-school English class and break out The Yellow Wallpaper—always a good idea as something to go back to, to be honest—because this book is heavily referential, with a lot about Charlotte Perkins Gilman in it.”
The VoxBook Club started in April, with N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became as its first pick. Other selections have included Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham, and Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.