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Supernatural and history together
on 25 April 2014
Nathan Price and Jamie Mackinnon become friends at college. Nathan needs a rock and Jamie needs someone to “tone him down”. This is a perfect friendship for both of them. It is never stated but Nathan has a mind “problem” – bi-polar, schizophrenic – it is never stated but makes you assume something of that nature.
After college, Nathan becomes a professor at a college and Jamie goes missing. One day, Nathan receives a package of documents on the Salem Witch Trials and in that package finds a handwritten letter in Jamie’s handwriting. How is this possible?
The letter mentions Carthage Wisconsin. So Nathan decides to take a sabbatical and investigate what this might mean. In doing so, he meets Alanna. She and many others in the town have a strange power. What starts the attraction between Nathan and Alanna is that she also has mind problems. Each seems to balance the other as well as understanding the issues they both face.
My only problem in reading the book was that I failed to take note of the chapter’s name which I finally figured out was telling me who was the narrator in that chapter. Once I caught on, the reading made total sense.
I had a hard time putting the book down and found myself reading into the wee hours of the morning more than once. If you like the supernatural and historical information about the Salem Witch Trials, this book will definitely satisfy that need.