Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: March 23, 2015
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Four hundred years ago, ten convicted witches were hanged on Gallows Hill. Now they are back…for vengeance.Thoughts on The Pendle Curse: One thing you can always say about Catherine Cavendish's books is that those twists she throws in are pretty wicked. In more ways than one.
Laura Phillips’s grief at her husband’s sudden death shows no sign of passing. Even sleep brings her no peace. She experiences vivid, disturbing dreams of a dark, brooding hill,and a man—somehow out of time—who seems to know her. She discovers that the place she has dreamed about exists. Pendle Hill. And she knows she must go there. But as soon as she arrives, the dream becomes a nightmare. She is caught up in a web of witchcraft and evil…and a curse that will not die.
This time around, we're given a love that crosses boundaries, witches who are...actually, I don't really know how to categorize them. Sure, they did some not-so-great things, but what was done to them was pretty awful, too. Like, really awful. It was the lies that got to me. That they were offered hope with one hand only to have their jailers snatch it away with the other is terrible. Sure, the witches weren't innocent of some of the crimes they committed but... NO LIKE!
Meanwhile, Laura isn't much better off in the present. As she gets tangled up in the events of the past, she doesn't know who to trust or where the truth begins to fade into lies. Honestly, there were times *I* wasn't sure what was true. Her situation was terrible and sad before she fell into the shenanigans at Pendle Hill. Then it just blew up.
Dark, dangerous, and more than a little twisted. Just the way I like it!