Daughters of the oak
By Becky Wright
A Witchy Thriller.
The English Civil War. The Royalists of King Charles I, and Cromwell’s Parliamentarians, battle, both eager to lay claim to a tattered country, where life has become cheap and death trivial.
Though, for the lowly commoner, a greater, far more devious, war rages. It threatens the souls of the weak, timid and needy. Seeking refuge in the Lord’s word, God fearing folk employ the skills of one man, the Witchfinder. His success speaks of his talent, to seek out, punish and rid the countryside of Witches, the Devil’s Whores.
2016 – A paranormal team are called to investigate, as poltergeist activity brings terror to one family. Under the cover of darkness, in silent suburbia, an endless night of battle against evil ensues, until finally, a new day dawns.
I appreciated the classic witch trials tale of this story, and especially loved the way it all came together. Even so, I felt there was a little too much obscurity in the backstory. An appropriate storytelling technique, especially in this genre, I found it disjointed rather than suspenseful.
If you love a creepy, witchy tale, read this. Despite the flaws, it was worth the time.
Happy Reading 🙂