Monday, April 23, 2012
Review: The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguie
The Thirteenth Sacrifice is the first book in The Witch Hunt series by Debbie Viguie and a Signet Novel.
Samantha Ryan is plagued by nightmarish memories of magic and fear...of strange chants and blood spilled. Because Samantha Ryan grew up in a coven that was seduced by power and greed.
With a cross around her neck and a detective’s shield in her pocket, Samantha has tried hard to put her horrific childhood behind her. But as the last in a long line of ruthless witches, she should know that such talismans are no match for the power of a coven that’s gone bad.
And when young women start dying, only Samantha knows what the archaic symbol carved into their flesh means: The witches have returned to Salem.
Now Samantha is going undercover - into a town obsessed with black magic, into her past, and into the dark, newly awakened heart of evil...
Samantha Ryan has tried to put her childhood behind her. She loves her adoptive parents, has a fulfilling and important job as a detective and holds strong to her faith - but that is not enough to stop the nightmares.
When Samantha and her partner are called to a murder scene - Samantha is shocked to find the dead body of a young woman with a pentagram on her forehead.
Samantha immediately knows what this means - someone is messing with powers they have no business messing with.
To get to the bottom of this murder Samantha reluctantly agrees to go undercover - awakening powers within herself that she has spent years trying to ignore.
What Samantha finds is evil, black magic, and ties to her own past she thought long dead...
The Thirteenth Sacrifice is suspenseful and creepy - I enjoyed it. I like Samantha and I am looking forward to finding out more about her and the challenges she faces.
I give The Thirteenth Sacrifice 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Signet (April 3, 2012)