One of my favorite books that I have reviewed this year. I really loved this one. This book is part of a series but I think you can jump in at any time. I wish I could have liked this book more than I did
The book is set in modern day Salem, which is still really connected to its eerie past. This part of the book is painted in such a way that is so intriging. It has the subject of witch trials and tragic endings. I really enjoy this type of topic so I was ready to jump right in.
This book is a hefty ready, it also is confusing at points. It has too much going on at times. It is a fast paced read. I enjoy that part. It also has interesting setting and characters, family secrets, and twist that will blow your mind.
Huge thanks to Blogging for Books and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims who has returned to town, Rafferty begins to uncover a dark chapter in Salem’s past. Callie, who has always been gifted with premonitions, begins to struggle with visions she doesn’t quite understand and an attraction to a man who has unknown connections to her mother’s murder. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian and sometime-aunt to Callie, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.
But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?