The Book of Secrets Part 1 by Faith Mitchell

A book of a strong man in slavery, how he died, and how he got back at the future of the man who killed him.


The ghosts of past atrocities haunt the island of St. Pierre, and legends about the spirits have been passed down through the generations. One of the most beguiling stories is the tale of the book of secrets a mysterious manuscript that gives its wielded enormous power but at an incredible expense.

Finch Waters is fascinated by the stories. When she joins her college professor’s research expedition to the island, she immerses herself in the region’s folklore. Little does she know that someone on her team is obsessed with the magic of St. Pierre and is intent on discovering the book’s centuries-old hiding place.

As Finch grows closer to discovering the truth surrounding the book of secrets, she faces a choice that could have dangerous consequences for everyone she cares for. The book of secrets holds knowledge not meant for mortals, and that power could prove to be deadly.

I truly loved this story. It was a story of slavery and a man named Big Jack. Big Jack was accused of a crime that he did not commit, but to see his new baby who lived at another island. He was beaten, murdered, and dismembered.

But, what they did not know was that he had a book that put a curse on his body. A curse that protected him. Big Jack was an amazing man, and he was there to overcome a battle between the man who was related to the man who killed him, and the heroine who was determined to protect the book of secrets by Big Jack.

Do you like a book with some history? Some suspense and horror? This is the book for you.

What book that has history and horror do you like?

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Day 26 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Jay Anson

Amityville Horror. I think the movie (the many versions), were more terrifying than the book itself. I read the book, all of it, and sat there thinking to myself, why, in the movies, was it more terrifying? Is it because they just exaggerated a little more for box office ratings? Was there something I may have missed?

Anyways, the reason why I put the book in here, is even though the book was really not that interesting, it inspired so many different adaptations in film. I mean, my mind plays tricks on me all the time, that is why I cannot sleep with the lights off on purpose. My mind is really overactive. So, of course, the movies will raise my blood pressure, and scare me a bit (yes, I do believe in ghosts, as I have been attacked before). But, the book really felt like a campfire scary story.

I may be wrong. It may have scared you, and if it has, AWESOME!!!

What is your favorite media on the story? Book or film. If film, which one?