Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?
For readers of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, 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?
I just finished The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader. The Fifth Petal takes place in the…Read Review
The Fifth Petal: A Novel of Salem by Brunonia Barry takes a new look at the Salem Witch Trials. Set in modern times Chief Rafferty wonders if the death of a teenage boy id possibly linked to the unsolved murder…Read Review
The Fifth Petal is the second book in The Lace Reader Book Series and can be read as a standalone novel. This story takes…Read Review
Loved this book so much! Witches and more witches! Great twist on an old classic! Salem witches rock! From the first page this book had me hooked! Read this sucker in one day! Abracadabra! Received a free ARC from blogging for books for an…Read Review