A Witch’s Lament by Cathy Walker
Salem’s history of rampant darkness and death isn’t over yet, a fact Skye discovers upon purchasing a house in the infamous seaport. Salem’s bloody history unfolds with Skye’s discovery of ancestral diaries, a skeleton in a secret room in her new home, the murders of local girls, and her attraction to Jerome Phips.
The skeleton leads Skye to police officer, Jerome, whose mother disappeared 30 years earlier during a ritual in the house. Determined to uncover the truth of his mother’s disappearance, Jerome’s suspicion falls to Skye’s mom, whose presence at the ritual is revealed.
Past and present collide as an ancient evil returns to fulfill its own long-awaited task, while Skye struggles to fulfill a birth-task to protect an ancient knife. The same knife Jerome believes played a role in his mother’s disappearance.