The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal

A Novel
Written by Brunonia Barry
Narrated by Ann Marie Lee
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The Fifth Petal

A Novel
Written by Brunonia Barry | Narrated by Ann Marie Lee
“Filled with twists and turns… Barry’s story has deft pacing, a marvelous sense of place, and a quirky cast of characters” (Deborah Harkness). The death of a teenage boy in Salem has a startling connection to a cold case — where three descendants of accused witches were brutally murdered.


Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?For readers of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of WitchesNew York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry 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?

Categories: Editor's Pick, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mysteries & Thrillers
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Run time: 18:03:50
Unabridged Audiobook

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