In present day Salem, Massachusetts, the past still haunts every nook and cranny of the town. Years after a triple homicide known as “The Goddess Murders”, the thought-to-be murderer strikes again. Years before, beloved Salem historian Rose Whelan was accused of the crime, but with limited evidence, was never charged. This time, officer John Rafferty will have to work harder than ever again the town -and a darker force- to keep Rose from being blamed, yet again.
The Fifth Petal is the sequel to The Lace Reader, which was released a handful of years ago, and even though we are reunited with several characters we already knew, because of the large time gap between both novels, some readers are complaining of not remembering much of the previous story and plot.
I found this story to not be very interesting, which was a let-down, because I loved the cover so much and the premise sounded so interesting. I didn’t appreciate the pace of the book, even though it started out on a fast note, it quickly slowed down. However, this would be a wonderful book to read around Halloween, if you are into that.
I thought that the character’s voices were very clear and understandable, and the book as a whole was interesting. I guess I have mixed feelings regarding it. I would recommend for you to decide for yourself.
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