Winner of the Edgar, Macavity and Agatha Awards, Jan Burke is one of the most admired mystery writers in America. The intense sequel to the best-seller
Sweet Dreams, Irene revisits Irene Kelly, an intrepid Las Piernas, California, newspaper reporter.
As the local race for district attorney heats up, candidate Brian Henderson's opponent attempts to smear him by alleging the man's teenaged son, Jacob, is a member of a satanic cult. Jacob comes into the newsroom to meet Irene and assert his innocence in an interview.
The story goes that he briefly visited a coven of high school-aged witches to dissuade his friend Sammy from joining. But a dark figure looms unseen over the proceedings - a ritualistic murderer who leaves pentagrams drawn in blood next to his victims. Undaunted, Irene looks deeper - and what she sees brings her face-to-face with an evil that is all too human.
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