Samantha Ryan is a witch who,
as Samantha Castor, once was part of a Salem coven that attempted
to raise a demon. As a result, her coven was destroyed - all
except her. Now a Christian, she fights her unique skills,
yet subconscious doors open to her younger self at various
ages, each of which offers advice on how to use her dormant
skills so she can remain safe from enemies.
Samantha, homicide detective, relocates to the San Francisco
Police Department for her job. When she investigates the strange
death of historian Winona Lightfoot, whose body is petrified,
she realizes that witchcraft is involved and running away
from her past was pointless. Now she must use her unique skills
to battle the witches who frequent the Santa Cruz Mountain,
and the coven's leader, who is determined to release a powerful
and evil threat that could shake California to its core.
The Last Grave was a fast-paced and exciting novel
with magical, yet quite scary paranormal elements. Debbie
Viguie definitely knows about witchcraft, and her novel's
solid plot and surprising twists kept me reading through the
night. I haven't read the first release in the series, but
the author has done a great job of weaving the back story
into the current plot at appropriate times for me to understand
the main character's fears and desires, and to admire her
courage against almost insurmountable odds. This novel ended
with a cliffhanger, leading no doubt into the next release
in the series.
If you love paranormal witchcraft novels with a great mystery,
this is a must. I was hooked, but if you're new to the Witch
Hunt Novel series, I would suggest starting with the first
release to get the full impact of this exciting new series
by a fantastic author.
Note: NYT bestselling author. The Thirteenth
Sacrifice: A Witch Hunt Novel was book 1 in the series.