The Hawley Book of the Dead

The Hawley Book of the Dead

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780345545022
Branch Call Number: Fiction Szarlan
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 25 cm


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Jul 31, 2015

An eerie, suspenseful story woven with bits of magic. I really enjoyed it.

And it begins, "On the day I killed my husband...," hooking us into Reve's world of magic realism. A woman named Revelation appears in every generation, and with each a key to the family past, some part that will heal old wrongs. But our Reve needs answers now, to keep her children safe from a murderous spellbinder who seems to know their every move.
Kris from Pt. Roberts

ehbooklover Nov 03, 2014

I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. If I had to sum it up using one word, that word would be "weird". I can’t really put my finger on why, but I just couldn’t get into this book and found that I had to force myself to pick it up. Not a very good sign...


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