The Hawley book of the dead: a novel

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For fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic.   Revelation "Reve" Dyer grew up with her grandmother's family stories, stretching back centuries to Reve's ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs in the Dyer women's blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real.   Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. They have three lovely young daughters, a beautiful home, and what seems like a charmed life. But Reve's world is shattered when an intruder alters her trick pistol and she accidentally shoots and kills her beloved husband onstage.   Fearing for her daughters' lives, Reve flees with them to the place she has always felt safest--an antiquated farmhouse in the forest of Hawley Five Corners, where the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend--and first love--is the town's chief of police. Here, in the forest, with its undeniable air of enchantment, Reve hopes she and her girls will be protected.   Delving into the past for answers, Reve is drawn deeper into her family's legends. What she discovers is The Hawley Book of the Dead, an ancient leather-bound journal holding mysterious mythic power. As she pieces together the truth behind the book, Reve will have to shield herself and her daughters against an uncertain, increasingly dangerous fate. For soon it becomes clear that the stranger who upended Reve's life in Las Vegas has followed her to Hawley--and that she has something he desperately wants.   Brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic, The Hawley Book of the Dead is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice. Advance praise for The Hawley Book of the Dead   " The Hawley Book of the Dead had me completely spellbound from beginning to end. A storytelling virtuosa, Chrysler Szarlan has woven a wondrous, scintillating web of suspense, love, history, and magic that will keep you eagerly turning the pages late into the night. Even readers not normally drawn to the supernatural will be swept away by this book; it has everything a great adventure should have--and so much more." --Anne Fortier   "A haunting story of love, loss, family secrets, mysteries, and magic . . . one of those books that make you wish your airplane would sit on the tarmac just a little longer." --Lauren Willig   "You will be hooked on this enthralling tale of magic and witchery from the very first sentence. That's how quickly The Hawley Book of the Dead weaves the reader into its intricate, suspenseful story. Most important, it is a delicious read." --Kate Alcott
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display_description "Magic is in Revelation "Reve" Dyer's blood. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act. But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family. When a mysterious intruder tampers with the weapon used in one of the illusions in Reve's act, igniting a fresh tragedy, Reve fears for the safety of her three daughters--the twins, Fai and Grace, with their passion for horses and music, and little Caleigh, who seems to be able to weave the future in her endless games of cat's cradle. Grief-stricken, Reve flees with the three girls to the only place she's ever felt safe: the forest of Hawley Five Corners in Massachusetts. It's the place where magic reigns, and her oldest friend--and first love--is the chief of police. Once there, she'll discover The Hawley Book of the Dead, the ancient book that may hold the key to her family's mysterious past...and ultimately, to her own future"--
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subject_facet Hawley (Mass.) -- Fiction, Magicians -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Widows -- Fiction
title_display The Hawley book of the dead : a novel
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topic_facet Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magicians, Paranormal fiction, American, Romance, Widows