The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First edition
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101905609 (hardcover)
1101905603 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: M BARRY
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 5th petal


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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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