I absolutely love stories that weave in history, and have also always been fascinated by the Salem witch trials and stories about Salem. The 5th Petal incorporates the history well. I found the book a little hard to read though, as the author likes to jump between time periods, and takes a while to walk the story to it's conclusion. Most books I can sit and read for hours, this one I found myself having to put down and come back to a few times. The story evokes rich imagery for me, and includes some nice love(lust) elements. The ending led to the who of the crime, and it wasn't who you expect when you start the book. I liked that a lot, the lack of predictability. All in all, a good read.
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