When Chloe Sabourin
wakes in a dark, New Orleans cemetery with no memory of the previous
days, she can hardly believe the story her friends tell her. They say
Chloe was possessed by a witch named Thisbe, who had used the darkest
magic to keep herself alive for over a century. They tell her that the
witch is the one responsible for the unspeakable murders that nearly
claimed the life of Chloe's friend, Lucy. Most unbelievable of all, they
say that Thisbe is Chloe’s own mother. As she struggles with this
devastating revelation and tries to rebuilt her life, Chloe wants
nothing to do with the magic that corrupted her mother... especially since
she feels drawn to it.
Now, a new series of ritualistic killings suggests that Thisbe is plotting again, and Chloe is drawn unwillingly back into the mystical underworld of the French Quarter. To stop Thisbe before she kills again, Chloe and her friends must learn what they can from the mysterious Mama Legba. But when her boyfriend Piers vanishes, Chloe will have to risk everything and embrace her own power to save the one person she has left... even if that means bringing down her mother.
Lisa Maxwell is the New York Times Best-selling Author of The Last Magician.The book is being translated into seven languages and has been sold in nine territories. Her other books include the award-winning Unhooked, as well as Sweet Unrest, and Gathering Deep. She has a PhD in English and currently is a professor at a community college outside of D.C. She has a soft spot for loud music and fast cars, so when she's not teaching or writing, you can probably find her catching a live band or going on adventures with her husband and two boys in the Challenger she named Viola.