Two bodies are discovered on the grounds of “The Bastille,” home to a coven of witches who belong to the Guild of Immortal Women. The bodies have strange characteristics, so what follows is a combination merry and sinister romp through ancient history. Medieval times are brought to life through a massive Tapestry adorning the mansion’s walls where the characters — animals and humans — emerge through tears in the fabric. It is up to Detective Matt Mathers and social worker Lynn Swanson to solve the murder-mystery while dealing with the strange world of magic, Guardian Abbey’s amnesia from her past lives, and the devilish mission of Robert and the Doctor to create an immortal heir through the laboratory.
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What a delightful book, and as you read, the story becomes so much more than it at first appeared to be.
The Emerson family live in “The Bastille” in Vermont and every year has The Faire on the grounds of their grand estate. In the opening of the story, a body is found on the grounds and something is not right about the remains. The age of the victim comes into question and leads us on a merry chase to find out why.
Matt Mathers, the detective, is on the case and he has a tough job. He will deal with Abbey who can’t remember her past and has secrets that make her look guilty. Ruth is constantly baking and acting all weird; Boo likes to paint her body and run around naked and Eleanor is the glue that holds these people together. Seven women live in the house; all are odd and exhibit strange behavior. What’s even more interesting is none of them are who they appear to be.
I LOVED this book! I would recommend it highly; there is a mystery, paranormal and a touch of history. What a great read.
I was gifted this ebook in return for an honest review. Five stars