Spells for Forgetting: A Novel

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Fourteen years after the night of the fire, the last heir of the Salt family returns to the island of Saoirse to bury his mother. Seemingly untouched by time, Saoirse and its inhabitants live in their own charming world, where children follow in the footsteps of their forefathers and no one would ever think to lock a door. But to those who can read the omens, the island is stirring with too many secrets and change is in the wind.

August Salt’s return to the island reopens old wounds that never fully healed. Having fled the island to escape persecution, he finds himself being held accountable for actions not solely his own. As the story unfolds, we learn about the sinister side of this reclusive community, where council members vote on more than just roadwork and bloodline feuds span generations.

As the events leading up to that tragic night are slowly revealed, we find ourselves with more questions than answers. It only takes an accidental slip of the tongue to reveal the first of many secrets, which paves the way for each piece of the puzzle to fall into place. All this makes for a slow-burning and suspenseful thriller.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publish Date 27-Sep-2022
ISBN 9780593358511
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Issue September 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller