Book two in a continuing series of Detective Marcella paranormal mysteries. Pride, paranoia and paranormal forces all conspire to derail Detective Marcella’s investigation into a series of suspicious suicides in New Castle, Massachusetts. In this sequel to The Witch’s Ladder, Marcella learns that because of the ties that bind their pasts, every potential victim is also a possible suspect.
I had that dream again; the one where Doctor Lowell tied me to that damn tree and is coming at me with a knife. Only in my dream, I am younger, much younger, like maybe by forty years. Lilith is there, too, but she is not tied to the tree with me this time; she’s standing on the sideline with Carlos. They are talking and laughing and playing with that confounded witch’s ladder. I scream for one of them to untie a knot on the ladder. But they pay no attention. They cannot hear me. My screams are only in my head. Carlos leans in and kisses Lilith. She pulls back and giggles.