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The Witch’s Revenge
Publisher: Outskirts Press
The last place I would ever have expected a novel about a witch to take place was in a small town in India. But that is exactly where this story takes place: a small, very close knit community who watches out for each other and follow the Hindu religion faithfully. All the women congregate, talk daily, and help each other out. The husbands are good family men who take care of their families. But–a generation ago something happened and it has come back to haunt them. Only a few people would even remember this occurrence. The children are either dying or being maimed. The people are petrified and have no idea why all this is happening.
A single woman has moved into their village and pretty much stays to herself. It would be pretty easy to blame her for all that is happening, but the villagers decide to wait it out and see. Things get even worse and the entire village is in mourning— the men decide they need a holy man to come and help them. Events come to a head, but I can’t tell you or I’ll give away the plot and the ending. Yes, this is certainly worth the read especially if you like suspense and mystery. I would not recommend this book for teens— it could give them nightmares!!
The Witch’s Revenge is a striking novel that seamlessly blends Indian tradition with suspense and horror—a book eloquently presented by a gifted new storyteller.