I would like to thank Ann Rawson and Red Dog Press for sending me this ARC, in exchange for my honest review.
Who can you trust, if you can’t trust yourself?
Alice Hunter, grieving and troubled after a breakdown, stumbles on the body of her friend and trustee, Harry Rook. The police determine he has been ritually murdered and suspicion falls on the vulnerable Alice, who inherited the place known locally as The Witch House from her grandmother, late High Priestess of the local coven. When the investigations turn up more evidence, and it all seems to point to Alice, even she begins to doubt herself.
Can she find the courage to confront the secrets and lies at the heart of her family and community to uncover the truth, prove her sanity, and clear herself of murder?
TW: Anxiety/Mental Health.
Wow, this book was definitely something! I adore a good murder mystery story and with the added bonus of Witch Craft? How on earth could I pass up this gem!?
Alice Hunter is not having the best of times. She has recently been released from a mental facility and has now discovered the body of her friend. Unfortunately, the police think she is the culprit and so begins the journey into discovering who the real killer is.
I loved how the author throws straight into the chaos at once. It really built up my intrigued and desire to know more about what is going on. I really loved the setting of the story; I was recently down in Eastbourne, so I could imagine myself walking the cliffs and gazing out to the sea. It was truly a wonderful setting for a witchy crime novel.
I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. It was descriptive, but not overtly bombarded me with numerous different facts. I felt that I was with Alice on her journey the entire time. This enabled me to really feel and root for her throughout the story.
As someone that also suffers from anxiety, I could really see some of myself in Alice. The struggles of “normal” everyday life and trying to get through day by day. It was wonderful to see her come into her own and tackle life head-on.
The theme of all things Witchy was cleverly woven into the story life and wasn’t over the top or unbelievable. The subtle hints and suggestions made me want to learn more!
Without a doubt, I could not put this book down! It was such a binge-worthy read and I cannot wait to read more by this author!
Happy reading bookworms –