Our Share of Night time by Mariana Enriquez is a darkish, twisted story of a cult in Argentina referred to as the Order that sacrifices people to an occult entity often called the Darkness. Mediums possess a pure capability to channel this determine into actuality. Juan has served the Order as a medium for his complete life, however because the story begins, he makes an attempt to sever ties with the cult to guard his son, Gaspar, from its clutches.
Our Share of Night time follows Juan’s first-person viewpoint for a number of hundred pages, then jumps to Gaspar’s perspective, then goes 30 years into the previous to inform the story of Juan’s spouse, Rosario. Enriquez creates a way of thriller with each facet of her prose, even all the way down to the best way speech is written. Dialogue is typically in quotes, typically not; typically it necessitates the beginning of a brand new paragraph, typically it doesn’t. Enriquez makes use of these structural parts to disclose particulars when the reader least expects it. When Juan channels the Darkness for the primary time, his arms lengthen and his nails flip into golden claws, however the rationalization for why mediums are affected by channeling on this method just isn’t revealed till one other storyteller has taken over.
Even with such an unpredictable writing fashion, Enriquez completely paces options to the novel’s numerous mysteries, engaging readers by way of her chaotic dreamscape with solutions which can be as intriguing as they’re scary. Spooky and atmospheric, Our Share of Night time is a continually shocking and bloody journey.