Book Review: The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox

Title: The Widow of Pale Harbor
By: Hester Fox
Genre: Historic Thriller
Pages: 384
Release Date: September 17th, 2019
Publisher: Graydon House
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself?

Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife’s death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor.

But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives with a spinster maid in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband.

As the incidents escalate, one thing becomes clear: they are the work of a twisted person inspired by the wildly popular stories of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And Gabriel must find answers, or Pale Harbor will suffer a fate worthy of Poe’s darkest tales.

Review: This story had a really dark feel to it. I Imagined everyday being overcast and gloomy. It really helped to set the stage for a witch historical thriller. Strange things are happening and at first I thought I knew what was going on, but I quickly found out that nothing was as it seemed. The ending really caught me off guard. Didn't think it was going to be the person it was. You really need to read this book and find out who did it for yourself. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

This book will work for Massachusetts if you are reading around the country. 

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