I came across this book by chance at a book store and don't regret buying this at all!
The book is based on the Salem witch trials and a modern day doctoral candidate in American History, Connie Goodwin.
Connie, at the request of her mother, spends the summer clearing out her grandmothers cottage on Milk Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts and finds interesting treasures, amongst them a parchment with the name Deliverance Dane enscribed on it. From then on, you could say her life takes a huge leap in to a mystery which will change Connie. Her studies interlink with her discoveries in the cottage and Connie goes in search of a book, The Physick Book, which dates back to Salem, not yet realising that another party has a hidden interest in this very book. She also begins to experience haunting visions of the Salem witch trials, and you begin to wonder whilst reading this, whether Connie has more ties to Salem than she even realises.
To mention any more would give too much away, but should you choose to read this book, you will not be disappointed.