The second novel in the gripping supernatural thriller series from international bestselling author Jodi Taylor.
Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death.
And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.
Readers love Jodi Taylor:
'Jodi Taylor does brilliant, strong female heroes, and Elizabeth follows on from Max in the St Mary's series'
'I look forward to another adventure with this quirky and perfectly matched pair'
'Hold on to your seat and close your eyes if you dare!'
'Gripping and full of curious plot turns'
'An on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller where no assumptions can be made'
About the Author
Jodi Taylor is the author of the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series, the story of a bunch of disaster-prone historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel!
Born in Bristol and educated in Gloucester (facts both cities vigorously deny), she spent many years with her head somewhere else, much to the dismay of family, teachers and employers, before finally deciding to put all that daydreaming to good use and pick up a pen. She still has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outstanding. Jodie Taylor never disappoints. Whether investigating historical incidents in real time with your friends of St. Mary's, or watching Cage as she unravels the baffling mysteries of her world, you will enjoy every page.
This series defies description. It's labelled paranormal but that always makes me think of vampires and shifters - so far there are none of them. What we do have is Elizabeth Cage, a woman with a supernatural ability to read people's auras, although she refers to them more prosaically as people's colours. After her husband died in a car accident she was held in a secure mental institute where her husband's former boss, Dr Sorenson, tried to get her to use her talents for his own political ends. Rescued by a fellow inmate Michael Jones, who turned out to be a James Bond-esque spy and all round bad-ass, she thought she had found the quiet peaceful life she craved, until Jones' betrayal forced her to flee her home. What happens next is a charming, scary, thrilling mixture of childhood fairytales come to life, mysterious otherworld creatures, daring rescues, creepy rituals and a village which reminded me very much of a super scary children's TV series I watched when I was a child. All these threads are effortlessly woven together with Jodi Taylor's customary humour, sarcasm and gentle romance. Each and every one of her characters is fully realised and finely nuanced. I loved all of them, old and new, good and bad. Can't wait for the next one.