Friday, October 30, 2020



Publisher : Eyrie Press (November 18, 2019)
Language: : English

Author: Megan Taylor

The wealthy Crawleys can’t abide a scandal, so when fifteen-year-old Maddie’s behaviour causes concern, she’s packed off to the family’s country estate, along with her best friend, Ellie. But while Maddie is resentful, Ellie is secretly thrilled. A whole summer at Greywater House, which she’s heard so much about – and with Maddie, who she adores…

But from the moment the girls arrive, it’s clear there’s more to the house and the family than Ellie could ever have imagined. Maddie’s aunt, Natalie, and her bedridden grandmother are far from welcoming – and something has been waiting at Greywaters, something that flits among the shadows and whispers in the night.

As the July heat rises and the girls’ relationship intensifies, the house’s ghosts can’t be contained, and it isn’t just Ellie who has reason to be afraid. Three generations of the Crawley family must face their secrets when past and present violently collide.



What a perfect book to read this season, and most especially after having just read for October, both Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca and Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Mexican Gothic - both of which were fabulous examples of gothic horrors. "We Wait" feels like a mix of both - the prose is definitely haunting, mysterious and a very gothic eerie feel I absolutely loved with this book.

Sara and Hugo Crawley's daughter Maddie has been a handful and is now going to be sent away for the summer at the Greywater House with her best friend Eleanor "Ellie". Hugo's sister Natalie lives at Greywater with their elderly mum. Some resentment starts to brew with Natalie who not only is the main caregiver for their mother, but now have two teens in her hands. 

The story is told in two timelines where the story starts to really unfold and this is where Taylor's brilliance in her writing while revealing just the right amount at just the right time. The story is so chilling with the atmospheric writing building this world that was horrifying and creepy in the best ways possible. This book kept me up and I loved the it! 

This sinister and unsettling novel is a must read for thriller and gothic horror fans. This is such a well written novel, that is sure to stand the test of time. I am hoping more readers will discover this amazing book by Megan Taylor. If you are reading this review, please pick the book up for a fantastic read you will enjoy!!

Editorial Reviews:

'Hill House for the 21st century: haunting, dark, and very, very real. Chilling and very sinister, but still rippled with the confusion of being a teenager, of first love, and of making impulsive mistakes. A masterpiece.' - Anstey Harris

'As poetic as it is unsettling, We Wait is an absolute triumph. The beautifully vivid prose is reminiscent of Du Maurier - both haunting and chilling at the same time. An eerie, clever, spine-tingling novel. This is Megan Taylor at her most thrillingly dark.' - Kerry Hadley-Pryce

About the Author

Megan Taylor is the author of dark novels and short stories. Her short fiction has been shortlisted in several competitions, including 2017's Brighton Prize and The Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18. Megan lives in Nottingham. When she's not playing with her own fiction, she enjoys running creative writing workshops and courses. You can find her at

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