This is my first book by Alice Blanchard, and it has completely hooked me. The town of Burning Lake reminds me so much of the small town I grew up in, with a side of Salem. The setting is what drew me to pick up the book, but the author has created an interesting cast of characters, a twisty, turny mystery, and so much anticipation that it kept me turning the pages. A lot happens in this book, a current case that becomes entangled with cold cases, but it never becomes confusing.
This book has everything… secrets, witchcraft, emotion. At its heart, it’s a police procedural, but there is so much more with the added elements of witchcraft and the exploration of dark magic. There was such a suspenseful air about the story, which I absolutely craved! A gripping read!