The Path of Thorns by A.G. Slatter
I started this book as part of my spooky season reading line-up, and I'm so glad I did! The story has everything I could want in a spooky tale: witches, magic, murder, secrets, ghosts, mysteries, and so much more. Every time I finished a chapter, it was a struggle to put the book down. I would've loved nothing more than to just keep reading.
The story follows Asher Todd, a young woman who arrives at Morwood Grange to be a governess for the family's children. That's only a cover story, though. As the book unfolds, you learn her real reason for being there, her secrets—and the family's—unfolding one by one.
Some elements of the book reminded me of reading Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights, but in a fantasy setting, with dark fairy tale elements liberally sprinkled throughout.
I'd initially spaced the book out, planning to read only so many chapters per day, but by the time I got to the final ten chapters, I really didn't want to stop. I completed them all in one go.
If you like dark fairy tales and don't mind a bit of adult language and situations, I can't recommend this book enough.