Two women. A history of witchcraft. And a deep-rooted female power that sings across the centuries.
Once there was a young woman from a well-to-do New England family who never quite fit with the drawing rooms and parlors of her kin.
Called instead to the tangled woods and wild cliffs surrounding her family’s estate, Margaret Harlowe grew both stranger and more beautiful as she cultivated her uncanny power. Soon, whispers of “witch” dogged her footsteps, and Margaret’s power began to wind itself with the tendrils of something darker.
One hundred and fifty years later, Augusta Podos takes a dream job at Harlowe House, the historic home of a wealthy New England family that has been turned into a small museum in Tynemouth, Massachusetts. When Augusta stumbles across an oblique reference to a daughter of the Harlowes who has nearly been expunged from the historical record, the mystery is too intriguing to ignore.
But as she digs deeper, something sinister unfurls from its sleep, a dark power that binds one woman to the other across lines of blood and time. If Augusta can’t resist its allure, everything she knows and loves—including her very life—could be lost forever.
Don't miss Hester Fox's next novel, The Last Heir to Blackwood Library...where a young woman inherits a mysterious library and must uncover its secrets!
Look for these other gothic mysteries from Hester Fox: The Witch of Willow Hall The Widow of Pale Harbor The Orphan of Cemetary Hill
The spirit of a vengeful witch haunts a young woman in this captivating paranormal fantasy from Fox (The Orphan of Cemetery Hill). Everything changes for Augusta Podos when she lands her dream job as collections manager at Harlowe House, a historical property in Tynemouth, England, that belonged to a wealthy seafaring family in the 19th century. But from the moment she steps inside, she gets the eerie feeling that someone is watching her. Despite this uneasy sensation, she's excited to create an exhibit around 19th-century women in Tynemouth—and she's particularly interested in learning more about Margaret Harlowe, a mysterious, forgotten member of the family. But as she probes Margaret's history, she begins to hallucinate Margaret's tortured past as a witch. Augusta realizes it's Margaret who's been watching all along and now she's forced to relive Margaret's bone-chilling memories. To avoid becoming a pawn in the witch's sinister game, Augusta must discover how to lay Margaret's spirit to rest. Fox balances Augusta and Margaret's stories with an expert hand, giving both characters depth. With unexpected twists aplenty, this is sure to keep fans of paranormal fantasies turning the pages. It's a multilayered, haunting tale.