A.G. Slatter’s 2022 The Path of Thorns is a stand-alone secondary-universe gothic horror novel.
Asher Todd is the latest Morwood family governess. She has been hired on the strength of credentials as glowing as they are fraudulent. It’s true that Asher has many skills, but they aren’t the ones for which the Morwoods hired her. She has her own reasons for taking the position, reasons that would horrify the Morwoods if they knew.
The Morwoods wanted a faithful governess. What they got is a witch wearing another woman’s face.