Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.
Our bookseller says:
“Shirley Jackson is known for having a killer slow-burn effect in her work, We Have Always Lived In the Castle is no exception. “I could wish him dead until he died.” With an utmost eery dialogue throughout the book. The interactions between characters lead you to question everything you assume you know. Slowly walking you through the killing off a whole family but three members. And as soon as you think you have it figured out, you don’t. ”