Two women, one man, are dead. All three were solitary green witches who met from time-to-time to share rituals and festivals. Not a coven, just a group of like-minded individuals who preferred to practice their witchcraft alone.
The first two deaths appeared to be accidental, but the third death was an obvious murder. Each death occurred in a different area of Kern County - in different jurisdictions - which made it unlikely any connection would be made between the deaths.
The third body was found in an outlying area of Kern County, which put it in the jurisdiction of the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The detective team assigned to investigate this homicide consists of Lead Detective Annie Avants and her partner, Detective Tom Weston. As the initial investigation begins, they find nothing to make them suspect that this murder is connected to any other death in Kern County.
Clem Moonstone is a solitary green witch who owns a metaphysical shop in Bakersfield. She and Annie Avants have been friends for many years. When Annie and Tom attend the funeral of the victim whose death they are investigating, Annie is surprised to see Clem there. Clem explains to Annie that the young woman whose funeral they are attending is the third person in her circle of friends to die during the past few months.
Annie's gut instinct tells her to look into the previous two deaths. Clem gives her the names of the other two people and the locations where their bodies were found. After Annie obtains the files and begins to research their deaths, she comes to the chilling conclusion that the first two deaths may not have been so "accidental" and that all three victims may have died at the hands of a serial killer.
It appears someone is killing the witches of Bakersfield
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Oct 30, 2015 Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton rated it 5 STARS it was amazing
This was excellent! A really well written piece on Green witches and the difference betwixt While and Black (or Dark) Magick. This one is about the murders of several green witches following the Sabbat ceremonies of those who practice solitary in the Bakersfield area. Annie is the investigating lead detective for the 3rd murder (the first two are mistaken for natural deaths). With the help of Jesse and some of his Native American friends, and Clem, the local green witch who runs the Sabbats as well as a Metaphysical shop, they search for this killer before he can kill again. Very well done, and some of the addendum material at the end of the book is well worth a read as well. One I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about natural magick.
by Devi Nair on Jan. 4, 2015
Renee has done a good job creating a detective who is as much human as anyone of us. She is afraid of making mistake, just like any one us.
The book is really nice. I am looking forward to understanding the characters more by reading the previous parts of the series
joyce graber rated it 5 STARS it was amazing
Jul 02, 2016
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This was okay
Annie is not someone you instantly tend to like. She has all the features of a detective - fierce, independent, brave and at the same time, a bit too careful. Her thinking process is relatable, but there are times through the book when you feel like telling her it is OK to let go and live life spontaneously. And that makes Annie a human. Renee has done a good job creating a detective who is as much human as anyone of us. She is afraid of making mistake, just like any one us. The book is really nice. I am looking forward to understanding the characters more by reading the previous parts of the series