Saturday, July 17, 2010

BOOK OF SHADOWS by Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martin’s Press)

Boston homicide detective Adam Garrett and his partner Carl Landauer are investigating the horrific death of a wealthy college girl. Her headless body with Santanic markings is found in the city dump. The evidence points to a fellow student, Jason Moncrief, who was either dating or stalking the girl. After the arrest of Jason, Tanith Cabarrus, a Salem Witch, approaches the detectives and insists that Jason is innocent and other people may die. Garrett becomes involved with the witch in more ways then one as he races to uncover the truth and prevent additional deaths.

Normally I do not read science fiction because I do not believe in vampires, witches, spells and demons, but this story sucked me right in! The author does an excellent job of convincing the reader to believe the impossible. There are a lot of twists and turns with the lives of both detectives at stake. I could not put this book down.

—Helen Jones

FTC Disclosure—This book was provided by the publisher

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