The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Book #56 Pages: 384
I won an advanced copy of this book earlier this year before its March release date and unfortunately finally got around to reading it.
From the creators of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home is the 3rd novel set in the world of Night Vale.
The first book Welcome to Night Vale and the second It Devours! delve more into the world of Night Vale. The Faceless Old Woman deals more with a specific character’s back story with flashbacks until finally setting in modern-day Night Vale. This book works as a standalone book but you will get more out of it if you previously read the other 2 works or listened to the podcast.
The book focuses on, (you guessed it) the faceless old woman lurking in other’s lives, specifically someone named Craig whom you won’t understand why for most of the book. Much of the book is the old woman retelling the story of her life, tales of swash-buckling pirates, crime and vengeance ala Count of Monte Cristo.
The old woman eventually gets to the present day where we find out why she is faceless, long-living, and so obsessed with this Craig character! It definitely reads more like a novel though it does drag a bit. It’s compelling in areas and like the other preceding books, creative.