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.

Synopsis

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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The Lavender House Murder by Nikki Baker

Read a murder mystery that introduces you to a handful of women that stays in The Lavender House

Synopsis

By night – the bars, the music, the sexual energy.

By day – the beaches, the bay . . . Basking in the sun and the scent of suntan lotion.

And everywhere the women of Provincetown.

Among these women in the sun is Afro-American Virginia Kelly, on vacation apart from lover Emily.

Ginny has come to P-town with friend Naomi. They stay at Lavender House, a hotel for lesbians run by Sam, a woman with whom Naomi has had some dramatic history.

Other inhabitants include a “helper” named Anya. A writer and sometime guest named Joan. Loud Barb and her quiet partner. And in P-Town itself, a “car girl” Ginny is very much drawn to.

Then . . . Murder shatters the vacation bliss. For among the people brushing up against Ginny and Naomi for these few sensual days is a ruthless killer. And a victim whose death will change the lives of Ginny and Naomi.

Don’t miss this intriguing, sexy, highly contemporary novel. Nikki Baker, author of In the Game, is an authentic new Black voice in mystery fiction.

Now, I do not know about you, but I could not put this book down. I absolutely loved it, I stayed up all night to read this intriguing mystery, all the way up until almost midnight New Years Eve. Round of applause to Nikki. Great piece of work. Glad to know it was the last book of 2018. Great book to close a somewhat eventful year.

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