Summary from Goodreads
Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family.
When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she’s ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother’s voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin’s sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
Ten random things about The Women in the Walls
1) Lucy’s name was originally Lacey, but my editor kept reading it as Lucy and I liked that better anyway
2) The original proposal for The Women in the Walls was absolutely nothing like the final product—different characters, different plot, different everything!
3) I listened to the same three albums on repeat while writing this novel: the soundtrack for Rosemary’s Baby, the soundtrack for The Hours, and the Philip Glass album Metamorphosis.
4) Most of this book was drafted at night, by candlelight, just like with my first book Daughters unto Devils.
5) This book has the highest body count of any book I’ve written so far, including my next book, The Ravenous, which comes out next year with HarlequinTEEN.
6) One of the deaths in the book was inspired by a death in The Virgin Suicides.
7) There were times while writing this book that I didn’t think I could finish it. If it weren’t for my editor and my agent keeping me sane, I don’t think I would have.
8) The book had two very different endings before I settled on the one used in the final story.
9) My favorite characters to write in this novel were Margaret, Nancy Shaw and Clara Owens.
10) My least favorite character is Lucy’s father—he was such a jerk!