Before the Devil Fell

Posted 9 February 2020 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Before the Devil FellBefore the Devil Fell by Neil Olson
Published by Hanover Square Press
Release Date: 8 October 2019
Genres: fantasy
Audience: adult
Pages: 320
Source: library
Format: Hardcover
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Rating: five-stars


from the back cover

“Equal parts engaging and creepy, this twisty tale deftly examines how secrets and regret can continue to reverberate through generations. A suspenseful story that examines how families haunt each other in life and death; possibly too creepy for late-night reading.” —
Kirkus Reviews

Will Connor returns to his hometown, a village north of Boston, to care for his injured mother. He’s kept his distance from the town since high school, but once home he finds himself reexamining a horrific incident that took place during one of his mother’s “spirit circles.” His mother had embraced the hippie generation’s fascination with New Age and the arcane, but the unexpected death of a close friend put an end to the meetings of the modern-day coven.
Or did it?
As Will looks deeper into his family’s history he discovers that her practices weren’t so much a passing fad but the latest link in a long tradition of New England witchcraft, which still seems to hold a strange power over the town. Will hopes that unearthing the facts about the death will put his questions to rest, but there are those willing to resort to violence to keep those secrets buried.

About Neil Olson

Neil Olson, the grandson of Greek immigrants, works in the publishing industry and lives in New York City with his wife.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 Alphabet Soup
  • 2020 Alphabet Soup: Author Edition
  • 2020 Library Love Reading Challenge
  • 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge

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