The Lighthouse Witches

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Witches, historical fiction, time travel, mystery, all wrapped up in one book? Yes, please! C. J. Cooke did not disappoint with The Lighthouse Witches.

Cooke leads readers on a journey over time from the accused witches of the sixteen hundred; to single mom, Liv, and her three daughters in 1998; then with daughter Luna living in present-day 2020.

As a descendent of an accused witch, I am very familiar with how quickly a story can become truth and the unknown, the work of a witch. The Lighthouse Witches captures the essence of how fear can bring out the worse in people, and rumors can carry on for generations. Cooke’s writing puts you there during the trials. She doesn’t fail you three hundred years later when developing the characters of Liv and her girls. My only wish would be that Patrick was developed a little more as his own chapters, not just told through one of the others. It did get a little confusing keeping all the timelines straight but was still able to follow the story.
I think this would have made a great series with tales of those who experienced it before Liv and the girls.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Berkley
Publish Date 05-Oct-2021
ISBN 9780593334232 Buy this Book
Issue March 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller