The main character Connie Goodwin is an expert on colonial American history, specifically witchcraft, and is on track for tenure at her university. She just needs to finish up her book, but she encounters an unexpected twist in her personal life that makes her priorities change quickly. She must solve the mystery involving a decades old curse surrounding her family and time is of the essence.
While this book revisits the world of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. I was very intrigued with the character of Zazi, the young graduate student who becomes Connie's investigative partner. It would be interesting to see a book featuring Zazi and of course, I'd definitely like to know more about what happens with Connie and Sam.
I received a copy of this novel from Henry Holt & Company through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.