I am so glad BittenByBooks introduced me to this series! I know I have seen the author's name and his character's name on other blogs and in book reviews, so it was familiar. I say I was introduced to it by BittenByBooks since it was she who had the fab discount offer a month or so back and I took her up on it. Went to Willow Tree and ordered all of the M R Sellars books they had in the 'damaged' section of their site. All arrived quickly and great condition. The only 'damage' I have seen yet is this author's signature in the front of this book.
Rowan Gant is a modern day practicing Witch. He and his wife, Felicity, also a Witch, live in St Louis. Rowan is asked to help his friend, Detective Ben Storm, with a case that has magic written all over it. Someone is murdering women in a horrific manner and leaving a pentacle on the wall, painted in the victim's blood.
First and foremost, this is a fantastic thriller. I had to change this from my bedside book to my purse book. The descriptions of the murder scenes were so vividly written, my dreams were affected.
The magic is fairly mild in the beginning. Rowan and Felicity are Witches by religion and they are in touch with the elements of the Earth. The magic element begins to expand throughout the book, but never overtakes the thriller aspect. It blends phenomenally.
I really will need to take a break before reading the next in the series, NEVER BURN A WITCH, but I do look forward to the time I am ready to pick it up and begin.
Five magnificently eerie beans....(bookmark added later date)