This novel of the Salem Witch Trial's is told by Sarah Carrier the daughter of Martha Carrier, who was one of the first women to be tried and hung for witchcraft in 1692. The first half of the book is the day-to-day life of Sarah . You slowly feel things building towards the last half of the book when Martha is arrested and the gloom and fanatical fevered pitch of fear shows itself. Very haunting and even uncomfortable and well told.
Katherine Kent is a direct descendant of Martha Carrier and spent five years researching and writing this novel.