The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan was released just before Halloween, perfect timing for such a spooky title.
‘Magic is in Revelation ‘Reve’ Dyer’s blood. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act. But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family. When a mysterious intruder tampers with Reve’s act, igniting a fresh tragedy, Reve fears for the safety of her three daughters – the twins, Fai and Grace, with their passion for horses and music, and little Caleigh, who seems to be able to weave the future in her endless games of cat’s cradle. Grief-stricken, Reve flees with the three girls to the only place she’s ever felt safe: the forest of Hawley Five Corners in Massachusetts. It’s the place where magic reigns, and her oldest friend – and first love – is the chief of police. Once there, she’ll discover The Hawley Book of the Dead, the ancient book that may hold the key to her family’s mysterious past…and ultimately, to her own future.’
It’s a great read, I kept with it all the way through and a real thriller too with characters you care about. Brilliant for the commute to work (but being a page turner it’s very easy to miss your stop!).