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AWT Button Cassie Adams’ life has been turned upside-down. A murder has been committed and she and her family have landed smack-dab in the middle of it. Because of the fact that they’re self-professed witches, the community has decided that they’re very much to blame. Granted, it’s mostly due to the nature of the crime since it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen or heard. Yet no one is willing to consider the fact that they just might be innocent and that the killer is still on the loose.

When news of the unexpected proceedings in Port Bellemont hit Mac McCormick’s ears, he think he’s landed the story of a lifetime, one that will kick-start his flailing career in more ways than one. He’s more than willing to make his way to the little town in order to glean further insight on what’s going on. He knows he’ll definitely be able to that find out. Unfortunately, getting to the bottom of things is going to be harder than it looks.

When her eyes clashes with Mac’s inquisitive stare, Cassie can’t help but feel that the elusive reporter is an answer to her prayers. Her mother has been implicated in a crime she didn’t commit and the town seems to believe that she and her family are the cause. She knows she needs to convince everyone that they’re quite innocent. Yet the fact that everyone’s minds are made in regards to her family won’t make that so easy a feat.

AWT BCDetermined to give Cassie the helping hand she needs in order to clear her name and that of her family, Mac is willing to do anything possible to achieve that goal. They know the killer is still on the loose, ready to make his presence known at a moment’s notice. While they’re not sure as to what the killer’s agenda is, they’re quite willing to find out. The question is, how do they go about in making that happen without causing anyone else’s death in the process?

This was actually a good story. I did enjoy reading it. I just felt that it seemed rushed in certain spots. Mac and Cassie’s romance is certainly believable, but I do wish there was more back story on the killer itself. I was honestly curious as to what drove the killer to commit the heinous crimes and felt that there really wasn’t much to justify his portion of the story.

I also think the editing needed a little further tightening, here and there. The story itself focused more on Cassie and Mac, rather than bringing the killer’s story to light. I know they’re pivotal in the scheme of things, though. Although, it did come as a shock to find out who the real killer was, once and for all. All in all, I do think the story itself is a good read. It’s quite fast-paced which makes it a quick read.



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When hard-bittern reporter Mac McCormick is sent to Port Bellmont to report on the chilling death of the popular Reverend Elkins who has been found ritually sacrificed in a field just outside the town, he encounters an enraged crowd baying for the blood of a coven of witches whom it believes responsible for the crime.

However, when Mac subsequently meets the youngest of the witches, the beautiful flame-haired Cassie Adams, he immediately starts to doubt the crowd’s interpretation of events – or has he just fallen under her cunning spell?



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Maralee Lowder found so much pleasure in reading such a wide spectrum of romance genres, she has never been able to write in just one. Her novels run the gamut of contemporary, historical, humorous, horror, paranormal and suspense.


Look for the sequel to “The Mortician’s Wife” coming soon.



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