The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal

Large Print - 2017
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"Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of THE LACE READER 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, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, 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?"--Provided by the publisher
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410497406
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Barr
Characteristics: 683 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm


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Feb 12, 2018

Started strong but then fizzled. Could not connect with the main character. It was a struggle to finish, and then the ending was predictable.

May 03, 2017

A story set in Salem that deals with the "special" characters in Salem, a murder mystery and lots of info about sound/music therapy. Lots of witchy stuff, a total beach read.

Dec 19, 2016

(The second book in the Lace Reader series)


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