Four days before Christmas in Elk Park, Colorado, genealogist Anna Denning discovers a client’s body. When she starts asking questions no one wants answered, she becomes the killer’s next target. Still grieving the death of her husband, Anna must draw on her wounded faith to enter a world of... read more
“Her gun was twenty seconds away, her friends three minutes, and the police five minutes. Her choice was obvious.”
“The smell of incense, dusty and sweet, was strong in the office, and it joined with the patchouli oil Darlene was wearing to form a foul, miserable perfume. It was the odor of decay, of a bedroom with lace curtains where someone lay dying.”
“She’d passed sentence on God two years ago, and she fed her doubts of Him daily, taking care they didn’t shrivel and die.”
“But witchcraft was too demanding, too stringent, and wicca, the new age craft, was not only more fun but in its difference to witchcraft bore the tiniest bud of rebellion, a necessary response to any mother, even a surrogate one.”
“She’d invited evil into her life, and evil always answered.”
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