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Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez

The Order has set their sights on Gaspar, determined to draw him into their twisted world of darkness and depravity.

The story begins with a heart-wrenching tragedy that befalls a young father and son. Reeling from the death of their beloved wife and mother, the two set out on a road trip in search of solace and answers.

However, what they find is far from the peace they seek.

Together, Gaspar and his father embark on a road trip to her ancestral home, where they confront the dark legacy of a family known as the Order. The Order is a powerful and malevolent cult, a curse that Gaspar’s mother has bequeathed to them.

The cult is obsessed with achieving immortality through unspeakable acts, and they will stop at nothing to ensure their survival.

For Gaspar, the cult’s legacy is a fate he cannot escape. The Order has set their sights on him, determined to draw him into their twisted world of darkness and depravity. Together, Gaspar and his father must flee, racing against time to outrun the cult’s clutches.

Our Share of Night is an unforgettable novel that demands to be read—it draws readers in and doesn’t let go until the very end. Enriquez’s prose is both elegant and haunting, evoking vivid imagery that transports readers to the heart of the story.

Moving back and forth in time, the novel takes us on a journey from London in the swinging 1960s to the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship. Through Gaspar’s eyes, we see the complexities of love and longing, the occult, and the supernatural, with queer subplots and themes that add an extra layer of depth to the story.

This is a novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the final page, a thrilling and captivating read that showcases the brilliance of one of Latin America’s most original and captivating storytellers.

As Gaspar and his father race against time to escape the cult’s grip, readers are left with a lingering question: can anyone truly escape their fate?

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