Brunonia Barry returns to her contemporary, otherworldly Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction, and murder.
Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night.
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?Please join us on Thursday, March 2 at 7pm, when Brunonia Barry presents her new novel, The Fifth Petal.
Brunonia Barry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists Colony’s Strand Invitational Fellowship, as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times and the Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum Writers Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary Ward, and their dog, Angel. (TooFondOfBooks)