Another creepy mystery book to ease us into Halloween. Neil Olson’s BEFORE THE DEVIL FELL (Harlequin/Hanover) is suspenseful with just enough ickiness to make it really good.
Will Connor returns to his hometown, a village north of Boston, to care for his injured mother. He’s kept his distance from the town since high school, but once home he finds himself reexamining a horrific incident that took place during one of his mother’s “spirit circles.” His mother had embraced the hippie generation’s fascination with New Age and the arcane, but the unexpected death of a close friend put an end to the meetings of the modern-day coven.
Or did it?
As Will looks deeper into his family’s history he discovers that her practices weren’t so much a passing fad but the latest link in a long tradition of New England witchcraft, which still seems to hold a strange power over the town. Will hopes that unearthing the facts about the death will put his questions to rest, but there are those willing to resort to violence to keep those secrets buried.
You’ll just have to find out.
Neil Olson, the grandson of Greek immigrants, works in the publishing industry and lives in New York City with his wife.
Thanks to Harlequin/Hanover Square we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you’re going to be for Halloween. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please