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Summary

Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers: the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have satanic elements.

The partners make a quick arrest when all evidence points to another student, a troubled musician in a Goth band who was either dating or stalking the murdered girl.

But Garrett's case is turned upside down when beautiful, mysterious Tanith Cabarrus, a practicing witch from nearby Salem, walks into the homicide bureau and insists that the real perpetrator is still at large. Tanith claims to have had psychic visions that the killer has ritually sacrificed other teenagers in his attempts to summon a powerful, ancient demon.

All Garrett's beliefs about the nature of reality will be tested as he is forced to team up with a woman he is fiercely attracted to but cannot trust, in a race to uncover a psychotic killer before he strikes again.

©2010 Alexandra Sokoloff (P)2017 Alexandra Sokoloff

Critic reviews

"A wonderfully dark thriller with amazing 'Is-it-isn't-it?' suspense all the way to the end." (Lee Child)
"Compelling, frightening, and exceptionally well-written, Book of Shadows is destined to become another hit for acclaimed horror and suspense writer Sokoloff. The incredibly tense plot and mysterious characters will keep readers up late at night, jumping at every sound." ( Romantic Times)

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A brilliant story,one of the best I've listened to

I've listened to quite a few books on audible over the last few years and to say this is one of the best ones I've listened to is a big thing for me to say.
To make a great book it's 50% the story that makes it and 50% the narrator - for me this book came in at 101%. I generally only listen to RC Bray books as he is hands down the best narrator on Audible and the books he decides to read are some of the best - RC Bray added the voice effects needed to make this brilliant story come alive and I do not think anyone else would have done better.
The story itself envelopes you in the mysterious world of witch craft and Satanism but with the real world direction of a thriller. The atmosphere the story and narrator creates is electric and tense and I could not wait to listen to it when I had time. The characters are nicely balanced with relationships that between them that feel like they would and could all intertwine in the real world. However the end play came too fast for me but overall it doesn't take away from the story. I'm hoping that there is another book to come following these characters and story line and of course read by Mr Bray.

A must listen on anyone's list.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Not my usual choice of book at a glimpae but sonce rc bray narrated it i thought id give it a go.

Glad i did, a great story and rc bray excellent as usual

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  • Bree Salyer
  • 08-09-17

I didn't want it to end

This is exactly the kind of story I have been looking for and honestly wish there were more of. Real life mystery with a bit of the supernatural thrown in. Half police procedural, half things that go bump in the night. Very worthy of a credit, in my honest opinion.

With R.C. Bray narrating you almost can't go wrong, but the authors writing style, which was well above par, only added to the package. This was the first listen in a long time to really hold my attention and left me wanting more (in a good way). I almost didn't want it to end.

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  • shelley
  • 12-07-17

Excellent occult murder mystery...

This book is very bizarre. It is a murder mystery but it is also an occult book about practicing good witches and spells and channeling the dead and voodoo dolls and evil and murder. Hmmm, not normally my cup of tea BUT I have to say that I was really engrossed in this book.
There are three murders of teenagers, all missing their heads.
The homicide detective (Garrett) is skeptical when he's approached by a woman practicing white witchcraft. He has difficulty buying into her beliefs until the night she sneaks atropine into a glass of wine and he has visions that he's able to prove are true.
This book is wild and I found myself siding with the detective right to the very end. This is the same author who writes the Huntress/FBI series, which I love. This book is very different than that series but her writing style remains the same and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
R C Bray does a superb job narrating.
I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this book. If you found this review helpful please indicate so.
Thank You.

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  • Lady Rider
  • 08-01-18

Great Read

This book took an early turn to being a bit too creepy for me but I kept going cautiously. I'm so glad I did! This was a good spooky story and so hot and heavy romance parts too. The narrator brought this book alive!! What a great job by
R. C. Bray! I thank you sir, for your great talent!

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  • Tracy64
  • 30-09-17

Excellent!!! This book is a fantastic ride!

I absolutely love this book! Listened straight through. Narration was spot on. Won't be disappointed.

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  • J. Trujillo
  • 11-12-17

okay great narrator great story awesome read

are sea breeze narration brings the book To Life on multiple levels mr. Bray is telling of the story hit another homerun is only RC Bray can narrate.

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  • John Johnston
  • 30-11-17

wow

Entire premise of this story creeped me out. Very well done! Looking for more from this author and performer.

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