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Salem's history of rampant darkness and death isn't over yet, a fact Skye discovers upon purchasing a house in the infamous seaport. Her presence ignites events that began centuries ago during the witch trials and stimulates her formerly benign powers into a force beyond earthly bounds. The discovery of a skeleton in a secret room in her house leads her to local police of Salem's history of rampant darkness and death isn't over yet, a fact Skye discovers upon purchasing a house in the infamous seaport. Her presence ignites events that began centuries ago during the witch trials and stimulates her formerly benign powers into a force beyond earthly bounds. The discovery of a skeleton in a secret room in her house leads her to local police officer, Jerome Phips, whose mother disappeared 30 years earlier during a ritual in Skye's new home. Determined to uncover the truth of his mother's disappearance, Jerome's suspicion falls to Skye's mom, whose presence at the ritual is revealed. Past and present collide as Skye struggles to fulfill a birth-task to protect an ancient knife...the same one Jerome believes played a role in his mother's disappearance. And an ancient evil returns to fulfill its own long-awaited task.


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Salem's history of rampant darkness and death isn't over yet, a fact Skye discovers upon purchasing a house in the infamous seaport. Her presence ignites events that began centuries ago during the witch trials and stimulates her formerly benign powers into a force beyond earthly bounds. The discovery of a skeleton in a secret room in her house leads her to local police of Salem's history of rampant darkness and death isn't over yet, a fact Skye discovers upon purchasing a house in the infamous seaport. Her presence ignites events that began centuries ago during the witch trials and stimulates her formerly benign powers into a force beyond earthly bounds. The discovery of a skeleton in a secret room in her house leads her to local police officer, Jerome Phips, whose mother disappeared 30 years earlier during a ritual in Skye's new home. Determined to uncover the truth of his mother's disappearance, Jerome's suspicion falls to Skye's mom, whose presence at the ritual is revealed. Past and present collide as Skye struggles to fulfill a birth-task to protect an ancient knife...the same one Jerome believes played a role in his mother's disappearance. And an ancient evil returns to fulfill its own long-awaited task.

57 review for A Witch's Lament (The Salem Witches Book 1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    James

    As part of my focus to find a few new authors via NetGalley in 2021, I perused the list and selected two books for January. One of them was A Witch's Lament, the first Salem Witches book, by Cathy Walker. The description sounded great and I enjoy reading about Salem, so it was a quick decision. I find this time period fascinating, and if the plot and characters are refreshing and pop, I usually love books on this subject matter. It started well, but it didn't fully immerse me. I also realized it As part of my focus to find a few new authors via NetGalley in 2021, I perused the list and selected two books for January. One of them was A Witch's Lament, the first Salem Witches book, by Cathy Walker. The description sounded great and I enjoy reading about Salem, so it was a quick decision. I find this time period fascinating, and if the plot and characters are refreshing and pop, I usually love books on this subject matter. It started well, but it didn't fully immerse me. I also realized it was published in 2015--not an upcoming publication, which is normally okay--but I had been looking for a new release. Totally my fault! Nonetheless, let's chat a bit more about my thoughts. Skye bought one of the last remaining houses from the Salem Witch Trial period in history. This was on a whim when she was writing a column about B&Bs in the area. She comes from a family of witches, and without telling anyone, she changes her life and starts anew. During her first night, a storm knocks out the power, and she inadvertently discovers a skeleton. When the police arrive, the lead, Jerome, realizes it's his mother, who's been missing for 30 years. Talk about coincidence, except it's not... there are powers working behind the scenes to bring the past forward. The book focuses on who killed Jerome's mother, as well as what's happening to Skye's parents who are in trouble, and whether or not Skye's powers are strong enough to survive history. There is a lot going on in this book, and some of it is really good and strong. I enjoyed the connections between the past and the present. I like all the supporting characters and mystery surrounding what happened thirty years ago. And the town of Salem, as always, is very intriguing. At the same time, the majority of the book is very descriptive, often flowery, and focused more on ethereal elements and ideas rather than concrete actions. This comes with the territory, I agree... but I wanted more balance in terms of Skye's interaction with characters, more real and focused. I found myself skimming a few sections just to understand what was happening. Maybe as a reader I prefer a different style, or I was hoping it had more investigation or genealogical aspects to the tale. The discovery of the skeleton scene was excellent, and the solstice event was cool. Watching Jerome protect Skye, and Matthew vie for her attention, had lots of merit. It was just missing that extra punch to really draw me in. If you love reading about witches and what happens in the air when they cast a spell or how people feel about them, this will be an excellent read. If you're looking for a complex plot with tons of red herrings and discoveries about who is connected to whom from the Salem Witch Trials, or what happened in the house/town since then with these families, or tangible events, this probably isn't the right book. That said, the author can clearly write. It was just a different tone and style that I'd hoped, so I wasn't as connected as I usually am. I end up with about 3.25 stars and depending on the plot of the author's other books, I'd consider reading them again. I will look to see what happens in this series too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Donna Maguire

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the blurb for this book and was looking for something different to read so picked this one up and I have to say that I thought it was brilliant! The book was really well written and I found it really addictive. I loved the mix of old and new, the balance was just right for me and I thought that the characters were superb, really well developed and they worked really well together too. I did guess who was responsible but that did not detract from the https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... I loved the blurb for this book and was looking for something different to read so picked this one up and I have to say that I thought it was brilliant! The book was really well written and I found it really addictive. I loved the mix of old and new, the balance was just right for me and I thought that the characters were superb, really well developed and they worked really well together too. I did guess who was responsible but that did not detract from the story at all and there was plenty going on in each chapter of the book too. There were well developed backgrounds to the characters too which gave them an added depth and feelings. It is 5 stars from me for this one, well written and an additive story – very highly recommended and I am off to get the second book in the series now!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexa

    This was a quick and interesting story. It flips around from timelines but it’s easy to follow. The chapters aren’t terribly long. I look forward to the second book in the series. Skye buys a house in Salem not realizing it’s “calling” her home. As the days pass the urgency of finding out about her powers and her past become more relevant as someone who’s been missing is found in her newly acquired house. Time is not on her side as she becomes friendly with Jerome the son of the person found in This was a quick and interesting story. It flips around from timelines but it’s easy to follow. The chapters aren’t terribly long. I look forward to the second book in the series. Skye buys a house in Salem not realizing it’s “calling” her home. As the days pass the urgency of finding out about her powers and her past become more relevant as someone who’s been missing is found in her newly acquired house. Time is not on her side as she becomes friendly with Jerome the son of the person found in Skye’s home. Together they must figure out what happened to his mother and other happenings around Salem.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angela Scavone

    Good Read Great read until one particular incident that I don’t like but other than that it was fantastic. Highly recommend it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melissa LaRiviere

    A Witch’s Lament By: Cathy Walker As someone who grew up in the NorthEast not far from Salem, this book intrigued me from the beginning. It didn’t take long to become hooked on this story about Salem witches. The way the past and present are intertwined in this book was well done. It is a wild ride to find out the truth behind the rituals and disappearances. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of tales about the Salem witches and past evils being brought to light. The tone and style of th A Witch’s Lament By: Cathy Walker As someone who grew up in the NorthEast not far from Salem, this book intrigued me from the beginning. It didn’t take long to become hooked on this story about Salem witches. The way the past and present are intertwined in this book was well done. It is a wild ride to find out the truth behind the rituals and disappearances. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of tales about the Salem witches and past evils being brought to light. The tone and style of this author are different than what I am used to. There is no complicated plot with many unexpected twists and turns, so there was some room for improvement, but I enjoyed the book overall. Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Penny

    I saw this book, and I hadn’t read the author before but was intrigued by the premise to give it a go. It didn’t take me long, probably only a page or two, to get hooked into the story. Skye is an interesting protagonist, and I liked how she came to Salem. I also quite enjoyed the plot, and the writing is excellent. I only had one thing bother me, and it’s a personal preference; I can’t stand when information is kept from people to keep them safe. Ugh. Anyway, it didn’t take me long to guess who I saw this book, and I hadn’t read the author before but was intrigued by the premise to give it a go. It didn’t take me long, probably only a page or two, to get hooked into the story. Skye is an interesting protagonist, and I liked how she came to Salem. I also quite enjoyed the plot, and the writing is excellent. I only had one thing bother me, and it’s a personal preference; I can’t stand when information is kept from people to keep them safe. Ugh. Anyway, it didn’t take me long to guess who the villain was in the story, but it was a wild ride to the end anyway. Recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Enjoyable story that blends the past with the present. The accounts of the Salem witch trials are portrayed a bit differently from the historical perspective, interpreted as they might have been if the women accused had been actually practicing witchcraft--of a good nature.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Diana Stout

    Not since being enthralled with Deborah Harkness’ book, A Discovery of Witches, the first of three All Souls Trilogy—which I still have yet to read the second and third books and they’re on my TBR pile—have I been this captivated with a book about witches. From the first paragraph, I was hooked. I didn’t want to put the book down, and it’s one of those books that took more time because I wanted to read every word. I didn’t want to miss anything! Skye Temple has purchased a house in Salem, Mass, Not since being enthralled with Deborah Harkness’ book, A Discovery of Witches, the first of three All Souls Trilogy—which I still have yet to read the second and third books and they’re on my TBR pile—have I been this captivated with a book about witches. From the first paragraph, I was hooked. I didn’t want to put the book down, and it’s one of those books that took more time because I wanted to read every word. I didn’t want to miss anything! Skye Temple has purchased a house in Salem, Mass, having been drawn to the house. On a whim. Having returned to town to pick up the keys, where she meets a few townspeople, she learns that she’s purchased Sarah Good’s house, one of the women who was hanged during the Salem witch trials. While she knows she has powers, she has no idea to the extent of those powers. She has promised her mother that she would never use her powers without her mother’s presence. While Skye doesn’t count buying a house without her mother’s knowledge as breaking that promise, when she starts having strange visions, unlike ever before and then finds a woman’s skeleton behind a secret door in her library that she instinctively went to, she realizes she could be in danger. Only now, she can’t seem to make contact with her mother. Each chapter is a page turner, with a cast of witching characters. Why not? We’re in Salem, after all. While I thought I knew who the villain was early on, I kept changing my mind as events unfolded. I’m known to go to the end of a book to read the ending and then analyze the writing as I finish a book, but not this time. I wanted to be surprised. If I were able, I’d be giving this book more than the five I’m allowed. Well done!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Wondra Vanian

    This book was written by a writer skilled at their craft. I don't have to tell you, in this day of self-publishing, what a rare treat that is. A Witch's Lament is well-written and compelling. It turned out to be much darker than I was expecting - so much so that parts of it gave me chills. The story was well-paced and flowed perfectly, allowing Walker to create an air of mystery and suspense that made A Witch's Lament impossible to put down. Even though it deals with the supernatural, there's a s This book was written by a writer skilled at their craft. I don't have to tell you, in this day of self-publishing, what a rare treat that is. A Witch's Lament is well-written and compelling. It turned out to be much darker than I was expecting - so much so that parts of it gave me chills. The story was well-paced and flowed perfectly, allowing Walker to create an air of mystery and suspense that made A Witch's Lament impossible to put down. Even though it deals with the supernatural, there's a strong feeling of realism present thanks to historical references and good knowledge of the Craft. It's nice to see witchcraft presented in a down-to-earth, knowledgeable way. There are a few minor errors that a good editor would have taken care of but the story itself is strong enough that it doesn't detract from the experience. The only other thing that let A Witch's Lament down is that the romance wasn't quite romantic enough for me - but I'm overly sentimental. Lol. Overall, a great read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brenda L Brandon

    I enjoy a good story about witchcraft, light triumphing over dark, good over evil. I also like it when the story is told realistically. The author did an excellent job in the writing and it shows that she must have done some research into Wicca and what it means. So many times you get someone who thinks "hey, I think I'll write a story about witches and such" and they don't really know anything about what they are writing about.. and it shows. Good job! Merry meet, Merry part and Merry meet agai I enjoy a good story about witchcraft, light triumphing over dark, good over evil. I also like it when the story is told realistically. The author did an excellent job in the writing and it shows that she must have done some research into Wicca and what it means. So many times you get someone who thinks "hey, I think I'll write a story about witches and such" and they don't really know anything about what they are writing about.. and it shows. Good job! Merry meet, Merry part and Merry meet again!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Geetha Krishnan

    This was quite an enjoyable read, with magic, ancient evil, and family bloodlines all coming together in an intriguing novel. The language was beautiful, and the two main characters well fleshed out. There is some blood and gore, but nothing that detracted me from reading. Overall, a solid and entertaining read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Beasley

    Great storyline! I really liked this book and characters. I liked that the main character is wondering along with us what mysteries attracted her to the city, and to that house. Good ending too!

  13. 5 out of 5

    MRS C MARSHALL

    Excellent I have read this book and giving my honest review. This is a new author I found. What a book. Awesome exciting full of magic, witches. Surprises and a twist. Enjoyed from the first page to the last. I hope you enjoy as much as I did. Not spoiling you have to read the book yourselves.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Branwen White

    I don't want to give anything away about the plot, but what I will say is this book pulled me in from the start. It is gripping and fast paced and I loved every minute of it. This is the first of Cathy Walker's books I have read and it won't be the last. I don't want to give anything away about the plot, but what I will say is this book pulled me in from the start. It is gripping and fast paced and I loved every minute of it. This is the first of Cathy Walker's books I have read and it won't be the last.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mickey Noel

    Positively fantastic! This is a brilliantly written story of witches, some good and some not so good. A powerful evil and revenge will hold the reader captive till the ending. Some romance adds a bit of spice, as well.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

    Awesome read Loved this book it hooked me on right from the start... can't wait to read the next installment. Love the added edge... certainly a page Turner.. Awesome read Loved this book it hooked me on right from the start... can't wait to read the next installment. Love the added edge... certainly a page Turner..

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jazz Nightingale

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you to Netgalley, Cathy Walker and BooksGoSocial for the chance to read this ebook. I completely devoured this book; or rather, it devoured me. I planned on reading a few chapters and wound up finishing it at 4am! Skye Temple is a travel writer who always felt held back by her mother, Flora. But Skye and Flora are no ordinary mother and daughter. They are witches. From being a child, Flora watched over Skye's every move and made her swear a blood oath to never practise magic alone. Not knowin Thank you to Netgalley, Cathy Walker and BooksGoSocial for the chance to read this ebook. I completely devoured this book; or rather, it devoured me. I planned on reading a few chapters and wound up finishing it at 4am! Skye Temple is a travel writer who always felt held back by her mother, Flora. But Skye and Flora are no ordinary mother and daughter. They are witches. From being a child, Flora watched over Skye's every move and made her swear a blood oath to never practise magic alone. Not knowing why, and feeling like her mother had been overbearing for too long, when Skye finds herself in Salem for work and feels the pull of a magnificent old house for sale, she decides to do her own thing for the first time and buys the house without telling Flora. Once settled in Salem, Skye learns of a serial killer who has been picking off young women for half a decade, and is yet to be caught. The local police - or one in particular - distrusts Skye from day one and feels that she or her family may be involved in these murders, as well as the thirty year old case of his missing mother. After an eventful first night in her new home, Skye finds officer Jerome Phip at her door, informing her that her parents were involved in a car accident and are in the local hospital. Upon arriving, Flora is not happy that Skye moved to Salem without letting her know, but is oddly even more concerned about the specific house that Skye has purchased. When Skye and Flora eventually sit down and talk, Skye learns just why her mother was so insistent on her never practising magic alone and that she is far more powerful than she ever could have imagined. Flora also tells Skye about a knife. A vastly powerful magical object that cannot fall into the wrong hands and must be found by their family at all costs. The problem is, the Temples are not the only ones hunting for the knife. Skye must do her best to navigate her newfound power, a conflicting love interest and a crazed serial killer, in order to find the knife and fulfill her family's destiny. This book is unputdownable and excellently written. I love anything relating to Salem and witches in general which is why I chose this book, but I never expected to love it quite so much. This is book one in a series and I will absolutely be purchasing the rest as they are published. The pull that Skye felt to Salem transcends through this book and into the reader, leaving you wishing to be back in the Good House where faeries dance and secrets are hidden. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the Salem Witch Trials or witches in general, and readers who love to be swept up in a thriller. Cathy Walker's work reminds me of Adriana Mather's, although aimed more towards adults. Id highly recommend to any older fans of Adriana's, such as myself. Thank you again to Netgalley, BooksGoSocial and Cathy Walker for the chance to read this incredible story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lianne

    This has to be the most boring mystery I have read in ages. Everything about this story is trite and cliched. A beautiful young woman, Skye, buys a hoarse in Salem, MA because of an overpowering urge. Young girls are being murdered at the same time. Obviously, our heroine is somehow connected to the murders and has to have witchy powers. Except she is the most boring, inane heroine I think I have ever read. She spends most of the book apologizing or being a brat before she begins to cry. Her lov This has to be the most boring mystery I have read in ages. Everything about this story is trite and cliched. A beautiful young woman, Skye, buys a hoarse in Salem, MA because of an overpowering urge. Young girls are being murdered at the same time. Obviously, our heroine is somehow connected to the murders and has to have witchy powers. Except she is the most boring, inane heroine I think I have ever read. She spends most of the book apologizing or being a brat before she begins to cry. Her love interest is the good looking cop who is investigating the murder of these girls and his own mother. He’s supposed to be the love interest but there is no chemistry between the two lead characters. Nothing. I’m still not sure how they ended up in love and together at the end other than, you know, magic. Another issue with the hero is he is so wrapped up 8n trying to avenge his mother’s murder that he’s either rude or sulking the entire novel. There’s nothing attractive about Jerome. Oh, and of course, he’s a witch as well. The identity of the villain was apparent from the beginning and there were no surprises or even a hint of misdirection. I honestly slogged to get to the ending. It was not worth it. This could have been a good story if it had been developed more instead of going the predictable, boring route.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Daniiireads

    This was the first book I've read by Cathy Walker, but definitely not my last! A Witch's Lament instantly sucked me in, and I stayed up waaayyy past my bedtime binging this book. I seriously could not put it down. I love a good witchy story, and this one was superb! Skye Temple purchases a home in Salem, Massachusetts, on a whim, she is shocked to learn that the home she's been so drawn to was owned by another witch. Skye begins to feel guilty--her mother has always made her promise to never use This was the first book I've read by Cathy Walker, but definitely not my last! A Witch's Lament instantly sucked me in, and I stayed up waaayyy past my bedtime binging this book. I seriously could not put it down. I love a good witchy story, and this one was superb! Skye Temple purchases a home in Salem, Massachusetts, on a whim, she is shocked to learn that the home she's been so drawn to was owned by another witch. Skye begins to feel guilty--her mother has always made her promise to never use her powers without her, but thinks owning this home really isn't breaking her promise. Things start to get a little weird for Skye after she moves in--she starts having strange visions, she finds a skeleton behind a hidden door, and she cannot seem to get ahold of her mother now that she feels like she may be in danger. A Witch's Lament was the perfect blend of past and present, mystery and intrigue, and was thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommend!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

    This just wasn't a great read, at least not for me. The premise is solid, the setting should have been perfect and the idea of weaving a present-day mystery with Salem, MA’s history could have been great. However, the book feels like a lot of false starts on all those aspects (and more) that could have been awesome, but just didn't get anywhere. The characters don't seem to develop, “spooky witch with a mysterious past” can't be the backstory for everyone. The relationships are unpredictable and This just wasn't a great read, at least not for me. The premise is solid, the setting should have been perfect and the idea of weaving a present-day mystery with Salem, MA’s history could have been great. However, the book feels like a lot of false starts on all those aspects (and more) that could have been awesome, but just didn't get anywhere. The characters don't seem to develop, “spooky witch with a mysterious past” can't be the backstory for everyone. The relationships are unpredictable and never really solidify in ways that help the plot. The plot is OK. Again, a good premise, but the central plot line kind of hurries along to get it finished while the sub-plots just fizzle and don't contribute a ton to the overall narrative. You can sense the research, both of the historical events and some aspects of modern magickal practice, but sadly that fails to manifest as a good read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    This was a pretty good read, the characters Sky and Jerome were likable though not completely relatable (I don’t know about you but I know that I can not do magic). The journey that both Jerome and Sky take learning to deal with their magic and the attraction they feel for each other. The mystery about who is killing the young girls and who is trying to stop them is entertaining but kind of predictable - always look at the most unlikely and that’s the guilty one is what usual happens. Traversing This was a pretty good read, the characters Sky and Jerome were likable though not completely relatable (I don’t know about you but I know that I can not do magic). The journey that both Jerome and Sky take learning to deal with their magic and the attraction they feel for each other. The mystery about who is killing the young girls and who is trying to stop them is entertaining but kind of predictable - always look at the most unlikely and that’s the guilty one is what usual happens. Traversing between the past and the present adds a nice layer to the story and kept me intrigued, along with wanting to know if my prediction of the evil one was correct. If you are looking for an entertaining mystery with a touch of magic and a good dose or romance then this is a great book for you.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I received this ARC for an honest review. Cathy Walker is a new to me author. I think I will read another story by her. This story is about Skye and Jerome. Skye and Jerome are both witches, but Skye’s mother suppressed her powers. Skye always felt loss because of that. Jerome just refused his power. Skye moved to Salem after falling in love with a house, and Jerome is the local detective. In the first day of moving in, Skye found a skeleton. That’s how they met. I’m not saying much more because I received this ARC for an honest review. Cathy Walker is a new to me author. I think I will read another story by her. This story is about Skye and Jerome. Skye and Jerome are both witches, but Skye’s mother suppressed her powers. Skye always felt loss because of that. Jerome just refused his power. Skye moved to Salem after falling in love with a house, and Jerome is the local detective. In the first day of moving in, Skye found a skeleton. That’s how they met. I’m not saying much more because I don’t like spoilers. A Witch’s Lament is a cute story. I feel it needs another edit, but I did enjoy the story.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chrissie

    Skye Temple has purchased a house in Salem, Massachusetts, having been drawn to a house. On a whim. Having returned to town to pick up the keys, where she meets a few townspeople, she learns that she’s purchased Sarah Good’s house, one of the women who was hanged during the Salem witch trials. While she knows she has powers, she has no idea to the extent of those powers. She has promised her mother that she would never use her powers without her mother’s presence. While Skye doesn’t count buying Skye Temple has purchased a house in Salem, Massachusetts, having been drawn to a house. On a whim. Having returned to town to pick up the keys, where she meets a few townspeople, she learns that she’s purchased Sarah Good’s house, one of the women who was hanged during the Salem witch trials. While she knows she has powers, she has no idea to the extent of those powers. She has promised her mother that she would never use her powers without her mother’s presence. While Skye doesn’t count buying a house without her mother’s knowledge as breaking that promise, when she starts having strange visions, unlike ever before and then finds a woman’s skeleton behind a secret door in her library that she instinctively went to, she realizes she could be in danger. Only now, she can’t seem to make contact with her mother. Each chapter is a page turner, with a cast of witching characters. Why not? We’re in Salem, after all. I liked that the main character is wondering along with us what mysteries attracted her to the city, and to that house. I could not put this book down and read it while out at social gatherings! I didn't want the book to end but at the same time I was drawn to keep reading it to find out what happens. I cannot wait until I can get my hands on the second book. So grateful to have found a new author! Thank you Netgalley!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Molly Moore

    I was mostly bored through the 1st half of the book although I did sweep through the second half and the story definitely picked up pace but my issue with this book would be that it was too short. Everything was dealt with so quickly. One moment we have a 30 year old skeleton in the library, then we are on the beach and people are kissing. Characters appear, like Nora, and then are never mentioned again. It was obvious from early on who the 'evil'. It is a decent witch genre romp but sadly not u I was mostly bored through the 1st half of the book although I did sweep through the second half and the story definitely picked up pace but my issue with this book would be that it was too short. Everything was dealt with so quickly. One moment we have a 30 year old skeleton in the library, then we are on the beach and people are kissing. Characters appear, like Nora, and then are never mentioned again. It was obvious from early on who the 'evil'. It is a decent witch genre romp but sadly not up to All Souls Trilogy. It has neither the depth nor the literary grace of those novels.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Netgalley and BooksGoSocial. I enjoyed this book. It was a fast-paced witchy thriller based in Salem, MA. The book was well-written and the characters were well-developed. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the series. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Netgalley and BooksGoSocial. I enjoyed this book. It was a fast-paced witchy thriller based in Salem, MA. The book was well-written and the characters were well-developed. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Annarella

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good storytelling, interesting world building and character development. It’s an engrossing and entertaining story. Recommended Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this arc, all opinions are mine

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marie Still

    Not my usual genre, but witches and salem drew me in, really ended up enjoying this one. The story was interesting and writing engaging. I'll have to check out more from the author. Not my usual genre, but witches and salem drew me in, really ended up enjoying this one. The story was interesting and writing engaging. I'll have to check out more from the author.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jeannette Modesto

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elissa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Valentic

  31. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Willard

  32. 4 out of 5

    Patti

  33. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  34. 5 out of 5

    Katrina Zubi

  35. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  36. 4 out of 5

    Cherry

  37. 4 out of 5

    Camellia Cupp

  38. 4 out of 5

    Abby Rose

  39. 4 out of 5

    N.C. Paisley

  40. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Legg

  41. 5 out of 5

    Vikki Sawyer

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    Melissa Rost

  43. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

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    DonnaBeeSparkly

  45. 5 out of 5

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  46. 5 out of 5

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  47. 5 out of 5

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  48. 5 out of 5

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  49. 5 out of 5

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  50. 4 out of 5

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  51. 4 out of 5

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  52. 5 out of 5

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  53. 4 out of 5

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  54. 4 out of 5

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  55. 4 out of 5

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  56. 5 out of 5

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  57. 5 out of 5

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