Review: The Fifth Petal

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ABOUT THE FIFTH PETAL

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?

My Review:

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I just could not get into this book! When I heard that it was located in Salem, I was all in! Plus this cover is one of my favorites of the year! Sadly, this book just was not for me, so I will just admire the beautiful cover!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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9 thoughts on “Review: The Fifth Petal

  1. So I read this one. I could see how you would say that. Had you read The Lace Reader? If not, I would recommend trying it. It was better than this one. I think it also helped set this story up a bit. I enjoyed this one, but felt it was a little long winded.

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