New Hampshire, 1756: Six pigs are found viciously slaughtered; slices of looking-glass embedded in their mouths. According to scripture, this is the work of Satan – but Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary’s daughter, suspects the hands of men. She must act quickly to unmask the killer – or become the next victim herself.
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They said the killings were the word of Satan. But Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary’s daughter, detects the hands of men…
New Hampshire, 1756: The god-fearing farmers of Sutton are suffering divine punishment for unknown sins. Crops fail, cows die and fish are poisoned by their water. Six pigs, slaughtered in their sty, bear the mark of the devils in their mouths.
But to Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary’s daughter, the truth is much more chilling. Somewhere in this idyllic hamlet, a killer is hiding in plain sight. And if Beatrice does not unmask him soon, he’ll be coming for her next…
Graham Masterton was a bestselling horror writer who has now turned his talent to crimewriting. He is also the author of the bestselling Katie Maguire series, set in Cork, Ireland.