Grave Of Hummingbirds by Jennifer Skutelsky
Little A (ebook), 2016
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
In the remote Andean village of Colibrí, a boy discovers what appears to be the body of an angel. But in the face and wounds of the dead, winged woman, Dr. Gregory Moreno sees something even more disturbing: an uncanny resemblance to his beloved late wife that cannot be mere chance. And in American anthropologist Sophie Lawson, still more echoes of the doctor’s lost love stir…igniting the superstitions of the townspeople, and an elusive killer’s deepest desires and despair.
When Sophie vanishes, her son and Dr. Moreno must navigate the streets, politics, and mysteries of a place where tortured ghosts and strange omens exist side by side with mortals both devout and corrupt. But they may need nothing less than a miracle to save her from sacrifice at the altar of a madman’s twisted passion.
Conjuring shades of Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, or even Neil Gaiman, Grave of Hummingbirds is a mesmerizing novel of dreams and demons, beauty and blood.
Deep in the Andean highlands, Gregory Vasquez Moreno prepared himself for the bloody days to come.
WHAT I THOUGHT
Grave of Hummingbirds is brilliant, dark and disturbing. I adored this book. I loved how twisted, dark and creepy it is at times. This book opens with a bang when the body of a woman is found, strangely mutilated by having a pair of condor wings surgically attached to her dead body. At first I wasn’t sure if I was reading something supernatural but this is a novel about human horror that sent shivers down my spine. I loved the remote setting of the novel which made the events even more sinister. The characters are great, as dark and twisted at times as the events that bring them together. The revelations about the dead woman and other events shocked me to my core. I can’t wait to read the author’s next book.