Beltane is about to start and as Meg Dunkirk and her coven prepare to celebrate the Sabbat, one of the witches turns up missing. Something is wrong and Meg knows it, but no one listens to her. So when the girl's body is later discovered, everyone but Meg is surprised. As the murder investigation gets underway, she turns to her solitary practice to track down her friend's killer. But even magic can't prepare her for what she uncovers.
Even in the shadow of her friend's unsolved murder, Meg finds a spark of hope as an unexpected friendship with the homicide detective in charge of the case blossoms into something more.
When the search for answers awakens the power of sight within her, she doesn't like what she sees. But she'll do whatever it takes, including putting her life in danger, to solve the mystery before another witch dies.
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But it’s a lie.
The pretty face everyone sees is the mask her father forces her to wear. To hide family secrets that shine like bruises. To disguise what his cruelty stole from her, including the mother she never knew. It’s a face that fools everyone, even the man who keeps her in line with the back of his hand.
Now, Christa’s done with being afraid. She’s desperate to break free from the prison of her “perfect” life — and destroy her father. But then friends become pawns. Right and wrong gets blurred. Mind games play dark and twisted. Revenge takes a turn for the deadly.
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