The Fifth Petal Book Review

November 2, 2017 / 0 comments

The Fifth Petal Book ReviewThe Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
Published by Penguin on January 24th 2017
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader 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?

Angie’s Thoughts:

The Fifth Petal has it all! Madness, witchcraft, and mystery all fill this book that has twists and turns every other page! This is one book you don’t want to miss!

Callie witnessed the murder of her mom and friends but she has no recollection of it. After living in another town raised by nuns she returns home due to another murder and believes she’s starting to remember what happened.

Her friend, Rose, is accused of killing her mother and friends but Callie knows the truth. Facing forces she’s not sure if she will need to prove who the real killer is before it’s too late.

The Verdict:

Thank you Blogging for Books for my copy!

About Brunonia Barry

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and her latest book: The Fifth Petal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times and the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Gary and Bru are the organizers of the Salem Literary Festival.

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