**Thank you to the publisher, Atria, and NetGalley for the free digital copy to review. All opinions are my own.**
As a big fan of The Thirteenth Tale, I was excited to get my hands on an early copy of ONCE UPON A RIVER. I love Setterfield’s writing style – descriptive, atmospheric, and complete.
When a young girl shows up, nearly drowned in the nearby river, three separate townspeople claim to know who she is. The town patiently waits for her to speak and tell them the story of where she came from, who she is, and where she belongs.
Once again, Setterfield creates a world so immersive that I could feel the damp cold of the river, I could smell its dank waters, and feel its presence throughout the story as if it were also a main character in the story. Immersed in this town and all the happenings of that one night from the very first page, I found myself tearing through the pages to see what was going to happen next.
The characters of this novel will stick with you long after you’ve read the last page. They nestle into your mind and continue to whisper in your ear. Beautiful, yet haunting, this novel is sure to be a favorite among many!