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Back to Salem

Back to Salem [Kindle Edition]

Alex Marcoux
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"An exceptional new talent." - Lambda Literary Foundation "A potent witches brew of romantic mystery. A nail-biting tail - and we can't wait for the next instalment." - InsightOut Book Club "...fresh, completely different, and marvellously entertaining... Marcoux's writing is superb... You won't be able to put the book down..." - Lambda Book Report "Fantastic. Intriguing. Provocative. [An] exciting journey." - OutLook Press (FIVE STAR REVIEW)

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Jessie Mercer has it all—fame, fortune, and a best-selling novel being made into a major motion picture starring the alluring Taylor Andrews.

When disturbing, real-life events begin mimicking the movie's plot, Jessie and Taylor find themselves drawn into a unforeseen web of passion, treachery, and deception that uncovers secrets and betrayals of a distant past.

As the terror mounts, Jessie realizes she is the target and must go back—all the way back to Salem, where answers to the mystery unfold—before the evil from the past destroys both of them.

Originally published by Alice Street Editions of Haworth Press 2001

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 548 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bella Books (13 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #870,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back To Salem 28 Oct 2002
By jj
A wonderful second novel. If you enjoyed Facades, she will enjoy this. Full of mystery, suspense, romance, it captivates the readers imagination. I read it in one setting and have re-read it a few more times. You wont want to put it down. It is a tale of two women linked through time,from salem witch hunts to present day. I enjoyed the twists and turns and am waiting in anticipation of the authors next novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual story 18 Feb 2014
By Anne
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There are a few really interesting twists in this story and the craft of the storytelling allows the narrative to sweep you along while you're thinking oh wow about some of the happenings... "Time travel"... Witchcraft... Or accusations of.... Jealousy.... Betrayal.... Love.... What more do you need in a book.....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The past holds the key 24 Sep 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on
I couldn't put "Back To Salem" down until I finished reading it! It's a romantic mystery with lots of plot twists and turns. Past lives in Salem, during the witch trials, hold the key to breaking the cycle of evil for Taylor and Jessie. A cliff hanger of a story until the very end! ...
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Treat 5 May 2002
By Samantha Harris - Published on
I was expecting the typical lesbian mystery when I bought Back to Salem. Instead, I found a rare treat - a very creative and original story! Although complex in character and plot, the author pulls it off and keeps the pages turning. This one re-established my faith in lesbian fiction. I would recommend this one to anyone (straight or gay), unless you're looking for sex every chapter. Very intimate, romantic, tastefully done, and of course a great whodunit!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Others have done it better 22 Mar 2002
By Aunt Charlie - Published on
After reading Alex Marcoux's Facades, I was really looking forward to her new book. But Back to Salem doesn't live up to the promise of Facades. Marcoux's plot is exciting with lots of twists and most of her characters are realistic. But I just didn't buy some of the elements of Back to Salem. I don't have to like all the characters in any book (disliking a villain, is part of the fun); but, as reviewer MJ Lowe mentioned, I was bothered by Taylor's "I'm not gay, I just love Jessie" thing. In Facades, Marcoux was willing to deal with tough issues about being a closeted lesbian as well as abuse issues. I can't understand why nobody confronts Taylor about it.
Generally, I think Salem does work better as a mystery than as a fantasy. The mystical elements aren't very well done. The "Salem connection" was okay, but I think the Isis connection doesn't fit historically in Salem. If Marcoux meant to imply a third reincarnation cycle, it didn't come across.
Frankly, the reincarnation theme has been done much better, with lesbian characters, by the likes of Laura Adams with the first of her Tunnel of Light novels, Sleight of Hand (the second of this series, Seeds of Fire is due out summer 2002). Or for that matter by Sarah Dreher with her Stoner McTavish mystery series which manages to be much more charming with Stoner as the "closet" psychic wondering through time, incarnations, and realities. None of these are "formula" novels with predetermined sex scenes either.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Whodunit in a long time 11 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on
When I bought `Back to Salem,' I was expecting the same great romance that Marcoux wrote in her first novel, `Facades.' I wasn't disappointed. `Back to Salem' is original, creative and the best whodunit I've read in a long time, with a lovely romance that shows how love can last through the ages. Tastefully done! Marcoux knows how to move a book along. CANNOT WAIT for the next Jessie Mercer Mystery. This is one book that has changed the way I look at the world.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has It All 10 May 2002
By A Customer - Published on
This one has it all, a clever MYSTERY, a heart-filled ROMANCE, some HISTORY, an exciting ACTION ADVENTURE, and some interesting metaphysical lessons. GREAT MOVIE material! An exceptional story that keeps the reader interested.
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