While clearing out her grandmother’s cottage for sale, Connie Goodwin finds a parchment inscribed with the name Deliverance Dane. And so begins the hunt to uncover the woman behind the name, a hunt that takes her back to Salem in 1692 . . . and the infamous witchcraft trials.
But nothing is entirely as it seems and when Connie unearths the existence of Deliverance’s spell book, the Physick Book, the situation takes on a menacing edge as interested parties reveal their desperation to find this precious artefact at any cost.
What secrets does the Physick Book contain? What magic is scrawled across its parchment pages? Connie must race to answer these questions – and reveal the truth about Salem’s women – before an ancient family curse once more fulfils its dark and devastating prophecy . . .
About the author
Katherine Howe’s family has lived in the area around Salem Massachusetts for generations dating back to the 1620s. She is a descendant of two accused Salem witches – Elizabeth Proctor and Elizabeth Howe. Katherine is a PhD candidate at Boston University.
What Girlie Gossip Thought
A surprisingly different and hugely enjoable read by author Katherine Howe. Suspenseful, entertaining and a real break from the norm this book is written by a descendant of two of the accused Salem witches and provides some great information along with a captivating story. A real page turner that we just couldn’t put down! Perfect for a Halloween read.
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